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April 4, 1968

April 4, 1968.  I was watching TV that Thursday night when a bulletin flashed across the screen.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was dead, shot dead in Memphis.  By the time I woke up the next morning to deliver papers, cities were on fire across the land.  The all-news radio station kept replaying part of a […]

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Pinko Plague Panics President

(PU) After years of government indifference to viral epidemics, President Bush today called an emergency press conference to launch a federal campaign against the “Human Altruist Virus,” which threatens to blight the nation. “Make no mistake,” stated the President, “this is a terrorist microbe.  Compared with HIV, which mostly kills people we don’t care about, […]

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Fighting Islamophobia: A Response to Critics

Since my essay on the Danish cartoons was published on 21 February 2006, I have received dozens of emails supportive of my argument that racism has no place on the left.  Additionally, comments on the article posted on MRZine show that there are people willing to stand up against anti-Muslim bigotry.  However, what is deeply […]

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Cohoes, New York: A Ghost of a Mill Town

The city of Cohoes, in upstate New York.  Another former mill town, eking out a living who knows how. Harmony Mills Once, thousands of mill workers streamed in and out of Harmony Mills, its great brick walls looming over the cliff by the Cohoes Falls, where the Mohawk made its final plunge before meeting the […]

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