Monthly Archives: March 2012

The View from North of the Border

(Photo: Current judges of the Supreme Court of Canada.) The effects of the Depression were even more severe in Canada than in the United States, yet the federal government had remained committed to a laissez-faire approach to large-scale unemployment. Care for the … Continue reading

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Reclaiming “Obamacare”

Late in the game, the Obama administration decided to reclaim the derisive label “Obamacare”. After all, says President Obama, “It’s true. I do care.”  Sound tactical decision, acknowledgement of messaging failure,  or Hail Mary? In USA Today,  uses of the term “Obamacare” … Continue reading

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Racial Violence and Mobilization

The Trayvon Martin case has me thinking about Emmett Till and the horrifying experiences of African American boys who enter a town where a heightened level of racism is normal.  The cases offer prima facie proof of institutionalized racism: doing normal things … Continue reading

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