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Posts published by “Dick Meister”

Corking Bats Ain’t All (June 18, 2003)

So Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was recently caught using a corked bat.  Imagine that: Cheating in baseball! Some of our learned pundits have been…

The Grocery Workers’ Fight (February 25, 2004)

Health care. It’s by far the most important issue facing working people, their bosses, their unions and their political leaders, the most important issue facing…

A Memorial Day Massacre

It's a dramatic, shocking and violent film. Some 200 uniformed policemen armed with billy clubs, revolvers and tear gas angrily charge an unarmed crowd of…

Celebrating The Fourth With The Enemy

The Fourth of July, as we all know, is Independence Day. Hurray for George Washington and the revolutionaries, down with King George and the British.…

Labor’s Day — And Yours

Labor Day. Time again for politicians and union adherents to praise organized labor. Time again for others to pontificate about the supposed decline and growing…

The Pioneering Black Porters

It's Black History Month, a good time to honor the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the most important yet too often overlooked leaders…

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