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Pete Seeger, RIP

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President Obama spoke to the nation last night of the very real dangers of income inequality. Pete Seeger, during a remarkable career that spanned 70 years, sang of it. And of the other things that American progressives have concerned themselves with during that time: workers’ rights, civil rights, social injustice, environmental degradation. Seeger was passionate and unapologetic about his left-wing politics, whether singing, writing (he wrote the songs “If I Had a Hammer” and “Turn, ...

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