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On Giving Tuesday: New Challenges for the Left

Portside Moderators Portside
Once in a while, we – the volunteer moderators of Portside – take the opportunity to talk directly to us – the entire Portside community – about how we see things and how you can pitch in, especially for Giving Tuesday. Our thoughts, in brief:

The Fakelore of Food Origins

Ashawnta Jackson JSTOR
Food history is replete with honored legends, creative stories, slightly twisted truths, unsupported claims, leaps of faith, and outright lies. Actually most new dishes are not invented; they evolve.

Industrial Policy Without Industrial Unions

Lee Harris The American Prospect
Democrats’ new industrial manufacturing plan leaves unions behind, fumbling a moment of relative leverage for organized labor.