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24 May 2008
by andrew
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scene from the mortgage mess

Francis William Edmonds, The Speculator (1852) (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

22 May 2008
by andrew
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class unconsciousness

Tom Johnson‘s ambition was big enough to account for him. To take one city and solve there the social, economic, political problems and so set an example to other super-business men of a job worth doing and to the world … Continue reading

14 May 2008
by andrew
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to speak a better English

Kevin Drum writes: This is one of the reasons I don’t blog much about education policy even though it’s an interesting subject. For all the sturm and drang, in the end nothing really seems to matter. After a hundred years … Continue reading

11 May 2008
by andrew

from the sandbox to the ballot box

John Adams saw this coming: The same reasoning which will induce you to admit all men who have no property to vote with those who have, for those laws which affect the person, will prove that you ought to admit … Continue reading

7 May 2008
by andrew

trainover country

I’m a fan of rail service and I was glad to see Obama bring it up recently: The irony is with the gas prices what they are, we should be expanding rail service … We are going to be having … Continue reading

4 May 2008
by andrew
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voting interests

This raises – and by “raises” I mean “led me to think of, off-hand, for no particular reason” – a couple of questions to which I don’t expect any answers, but find interesting nevertheless. 1. In terms of platforms, who was Lincoln closer … Continue reading

1 May 2008
by andrew
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a new month

It’s still – just barely – May 1st and I realize I haven’t done one of these in a while: Have you noticed the weather reports on the front page (inserted into what I guess is the masthead)? To-day, fair … Continue reading