Erik Loomis

Erik Loomis is the Editorial Board's obituarist. An associate professor of history at the University of Rhode Island, he's the author most recently of A History of America in Ten Strikes (New Press). He blogs at Lawyers, Guns and Money. Find him @ErikLoomis.

The mean old man of the GOP is dead

December 6, 2021 /

Bob Dole 1923-2021.

His life made the world worse

October 18, 2021 /

Colin Powell, 1937-2021.

At his best and most useful

August 6, 2021 /

Richard Trumka (1949-2021)

Finally, the beast is dead

July 1, 2021 /

Erik Loomis writes Donald Rumsfeld’s obituary.