The Lost Battalion

Here is the latest open thread in history. Sorry they haven't been around. I've been running the last two weeks. 

I'm kind of on a blogging rampage right now. Don't know how long I will go. There's a lot I've been wanting to say. I bet you feel the same. It's yours.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."

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