Hamilton Nolan’s tour of West Virginia’s labor history and dying labor movement is well worth reading. If you believe that Bernie Sanders’ vision of America can revive a leftist popu
Another day, another story of white coal mining Trump voters shocked that a billionaire con artist won’t protect their health care.
We had a good discussion last night over what to do about Joe Manchin. It’s worth noting in context of that conversation that the other statewide elected Democrat, Governor Jim Justice, is the t
The answer to that question is of course multifaceted. But one part of the answer is, not surprisingly, the drug companies who profit handsomely by flooding the nation with opioids. Drug wholesalers s
Are right-to-work laws an unconstitutional taking of property? That’s what unions and their lawyers are arguing in Wisconsin and West Virginia, both states that have recently passed such law. El
As I am desperately trying to write the draft of my book on strikes, one of the things I’ve had to sacrifice is writing book reviews here. They take too long to do well. But I did want to note a
In a nation with so few industrial jobs remaining, in a nation that has ignored the plight of working class people without college educations, and in a nation where a robust welfare state is the prove
A few weeks ago, I linked to a good in-depth discussion of how DuPont had poisoned the people of Parkersburg, West Virginia through the production of C8, the chemical making up the key component of Te