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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.


Lee Cain: he kept his eyes on the prize

Lee Cain was a powerful orator who had toiled for years at the Dodge Main plant and was a leader of the Black Caucus of the UAW.


A lynching in New Orleans

How recent these events! How deeply seared in living human memory!


I shared a cab with Sen. Barry Goldwater

I will always remember what I learned from that cab ride to Capitol Hill: Millionaires get rich by arranging for other people to pay their way.


It’s political: Library cards

Here's a simple way for you to help spread the ideas of an author you respect, and be a political activist at the same time: use your library card.


Amiri Baraka: 1934 - 2014

"He did for the English syntax what Monk did with the chord. He was an original."


Russian homeland threatened by feminism

It's fairly obvious that feminist groups (and bands like Pussy Riot) are a grave danger to the true function of womanhood in service to the KKK of freedom.


Michigan Republicans make ruthless power grab

By taking their first votes to pass anti-worker "right-to-work" legistlation, Michigan's Republican Party and Gov. Rick Snyder have resorted to open class warfare.


Toxic chromium in New Jersey town plagues residents

While I was growing up as a teenager in Garfield, residents more directly affected by the chromium contamination were suffering.


My New Jersey hometown - contaminated?

Garfield, like the other neighborhoods along the Passaic River that border it, was a working class factory town during the 20th century.