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Ypsilanti on Labor Day

I’d wanted to write an epic post about the meaning of Labor Day, but then I read Paul Krugman’s piece in today’s New York Times, realized that he’d done a better job of it than I could ever hope to, and decided to spend my time instead wondering around Ypsilanti with my camera. What follows […]

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Happy Labor Day… you Socialist sons of bitches

As some of you probably know, Labor Day was first celebrated here in the United States in 1882. It wasn’t, however, made a national holiday until 1894, in the wake of a bloody strike by employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company, an Illinois-based manufacturer of luxury rail cars. It all began when the company, […]

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