December 22, 2006

Holiday Time!

I, for one, can't wait for the holidays to start. My home, alas, is on the other side of the Pacific, and way too far away to visit this year, so I'm going to spend the next few days down in Florida of all places, dashing through the snow no doubt. Maybe in my spare time I'll write some blog posts. In the meantime, here are links to a few articles I've written in the past few weeks—in case anyone was curious—all in one convenient place:
An article for The New Republic on the Houston janitors' strike that ended in November, and what it might mean for labor's perennial attempts to make inroads into the South.

Another TNR piece up today on how Dems can stop Bush from screwing women abroad. (No, not Neil Bush...)

A story for The American Prospect's January/February issue on how the defense industry is pushing to weaken arms export controls in order to sell more weapons overseas—free of oversight. (It's subscriber-only, but I think it will be unshackled of these days.)
Enjoy! Oh, and happy holidays! Personally, I'm not much of a fan of Christmas (or whatever sectarian holiday one might prefer), and found James Henry's economic case against the holiday season suitably peevish. "[T] the data show that the yuletide time period is marked by environmental degradation, hazardous products and travel, and--perhaps most important--inefficient uses of key resources." So beware.
-- Brad Plumer 1:36 PM || ||