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The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes

— Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice

 

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Andrea Carney, retired union rank-and-file organizer.
David Hughes, freelance writer.

 

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Little Women

Comment by David Hughes: From the time I became aware of the Industrial Workers of the World, decades ago, I’ve called my wife Andrea Carney “the accidental Wobbly.” The Wobblies’ modus operandi is to organize on the job and call for what’s needed—if not take over the means of production entirely. Here’s the story of …

Atoms for Peace

I hadn’t intended to post more than one or two entries per month here, but stuff keeps coming over the transom. Bear with me. This is a first look at the embrace of nuclear by environmentalists and climate scientists. Back in November I sent my wife Andrea Carney yet another TED Talk. By chance I …

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