Archive for January 15th, 2022

January 15th, 2022 - 11:05 pm § in America, Business, Economics, Politics

Is the Big Quit actually a mass strike?

America experienced mass strikes after the end of both world wars. For example, in 1946, 10% of the U.S. workforce struck employers. The reason? Companies had made a lot of money during the war, and they wanted their share. What makes a “mass strike” different from an ordinary strike is [...]

January 15th, 2022 - 10:19 pm § in America, Democrats, Politics

How Republicans plan to seize power

“Republicans” used to describe adherents of one of America’s two major political parties; but more recently, the term has come to denote a broad cultural movement with specific aims, characteristics, and implications — with quite a few tribal traits. For that reason, some peo[...]

January 15th, 2022 - 6:25 pm § in Health

How to respond to Covid deniers when they’re dying

Yes, I know. But, really, not like this. (To learn about the more nuanced approach adopted by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, go here.) The decent and civilized thing to do is to keep them in your thoughts, pray for their recovery, and after that fails, express your sympathy to the surviving fa[...]

January 15th, 2022 - 2:18 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol lost and found

“Many people who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection called the House Speaker’s office the next day asking about a lost and found,” Huffington Post says (read story here). That’s a great idea for next time! Here’s how it would work. You lay the stuff out on long [...]