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History repeats -- or not (an #instagramessay)
#historyrepeats 1/2 Making 1930s Germany comparisons is always dicey -- as this postcard from the Bush administration era shows. This was serious overreach then, and the comparison today remains problematic. The circumstances are very different, though ther...

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Today's releases, reviews in brief
Five records released today caught my attention, four of them earning high marks. The fifth, by stalwart Ryan Adams, was a disappointment. I did what I call #TwitterReviews earlier today, which I am bringing together here. Let me know what you think of the ...

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Unquestioned powers?
Words matter. We need to pay close attention to the words used by the president and his advisors, and we need to understand Take Stephen Miller's appearance on Face the Nation yesterday . Miller is a senior advisor to the president. In response to a questio...

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Quote of the Day: On disruption
  Charles Blow offers the best rejoinder I've seen to the pernicious -- and false and self-serving -- conservative attacks on protests and protesters, like this one that has been circulating on Facebook : Disruption is not a dirty word; in this environment,...

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Weekly reminder: Buy my book
Reminder: As an Alien in a Land of Promise is available for purchase Hank Kalet’s As an Alien in a Land of Promise is a book-length mediation on homelessness and American capitalism.
Interspersed with Sherry Rubel’s black-and-white photos, the hybrid work
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Aberration and culmination
My column in the Progressive Populist : Thoughts on Donald J. Trump, both an aberration and the culmination of American political dysfunction. Send me an e-mail .

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A beer snob's dream
Next weekend in New Brunswick, Harvest Moon is hosting a cask fest, featuring craft brewers from around the state. You can read the story I wrote about it at centraljersey.com . Send me an e-mail .

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#tbt: The Beatles as punk rockers
I wrote this review of Devin McKinney's Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History for PopMatters in March 2005. Magic Circles The Beatles in Dream and History by Devin McKinney The attempt is perhaps a vain one, an ambition impossibly grand, one that ...

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Quote of the Day: Hate is self-defeating
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in one of his most important but too-often overlooked speeches, "Beyond Vietnam" : This call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one’s tribe, race, class, and nation is in reality a call for a...

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Weekly reminder: Buy my book
Reminder: As an Alien in a Land of Promise is available for purchase Hank Kalet’s As an Alien in a Land of Promise is a book-length mediation on homelessness and American capitalism.
Interspersed with Sherry Rubel’s black-and-white photos, the hybrid work
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