Mike Elk, recently seen on Twitchy calling Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” skit at the RNC a racist minstrel show, has been laid off from his gig as a labor journalist for In These Times magazine.

In its mission statement, In These Times describes itself as a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values.” Alumni include David Corn, Ana Marie Cox,  Andrew Sullivan and Joan Walsh.