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November 04, 2012 12:18 PM

Weather wrap-up

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules

Amidst stories of unions halting non-union power repair crews in New Jersey and residents in Bridgeport CT throwing eggs at utility workers because they weren’t working fast enough to repair outages, I have some post-Sandy stories about of a more edifying nature. (But first let me emend that first bit: I said “Unions” but I [...]

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