The Silence of History

History Journalism

Marble Falls     Vacation is a good time to try and do some reading.  I don’t say catch-up with my reading, because there’s no such thing.  We’re always reading.  There’s always more to read.  Reading almost defines the Sisyphean project of constantly pushing up the hill and never getting there.  I’m actually good with that.  It’s the journey more than the destination that …

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Workers’ Wages Rising

Financial Justice History Ideas and Issues Labor Organizing National Politics

 New Orleans      We can’t seem to get Congress to read the memo and increase the federal minimum wage, but in almost every other way, workers’ wages seem on the rise, and the signs are everywhere.             Kellogg workers after two months on strike still voted down a tentative, five-year contract with the company.  Not enough money with their …

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All Politics are Local. All Issues are National?

DC Politics Education Health Care History Human Rights National Politics

 Little Rock      Tip O’Neil, the iconic old Boston pol, and former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, once famously expressed the dicta, “all politics are local.”  Even as the modern world is increasingly knitted together, that observation continues to hold in many areas.  What may be changing is not the fact that all politics are local, but …

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