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There’s nothing Republicans won’t turn into a full culture war these days, as this is really all they have. That includes in West Virginia, where the state legislature is considering using that small government mentality to…..force energy producers to keep coal use at levels at least as high as that of 2019 The state Senate […]

The Wages of Coal

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On September 17, 2020

I can see why Appalachian white workers are so hopped up on their Democrat War on Coal signs and bumper stickers. After all, when has the coal industry not paid off for the everyday worker? It’s

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Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019
Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of the celebration. pic.twitter.com/S9yn8LvB0S — Eric Blanc (@_ericblanc) February 19, 2019 Worker power is the most effective way to make immediate change. These West Virginia […]

The Wages of Coal

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On December 9, 2018

West Virginia definitely needs to double down on coal: Each morning Tina Coleman turns her faucet, she waits to see what color the water will be when, or if, it flows out. Some days it’s blue or gre

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The West Virginia Strike

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On March 2, 2018
I suppose I should have a hot take about the West Virginia teachers strike. I do and I don’t. My take really isn’t that this fulfills whatever preconceived talking points I have about labor and solidarity, which is probably why I’m kind of bad at punditry and why I find book writing more successful than […]
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