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Conservatives Love Coal Miners — Until They Go on Strike

Jacob Morrison Jacobin
The Right has worked hard in recent years to portray itself as defenders of beleaguered coal miners. But over a thousand miners are currently on strike in Alabama and we haven’t heard a peep about it from conservative talking heads.

The John Birch Society Never Left

Rick Perlstein and Edward H. Miller The New Republic
Why it’s foolish to think the modern GOP will ever break with its lunatic fringe. When Republican lawmakers had a chance to draw a bright line between their party and conspiracy theorists and insurrectionists, the vast majority voted to acquit.

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How Ronald Reagan Triumphed

Evan Thomas New York Times
The fourth volume in historian Rick Perlstein’s critical series on the rise of the modern GOP’s far right shows Reagan as key in uniting a rank coalition that still epitomizes and explains much of the Republican Party’s sway.

Media Bits and Bytes - September 10, 2019

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Busting Google; Taxing Amazon; Indie Media; Those Darn Pundits; Who Owns Spider-Man?; Epstein's MIT Buddies; Remembering Gene Crick; Build Tech We Trust
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