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"Stock Market Soars," exulted a typical headline in early May, when the Dow Jones Average topped 15,000.
But this index of Wall Street wealth gives a false picture of our... [read more]
Little Eric Cantor, the prancing political prissy who serves as the GOP's House majority leader, apparently thinks he's too slick to get caught in an outright legislative lie – or maybe he thinks we rubes... [read more]
My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it's only fair that office holders from other states be considered before deciding which one is the nincompoopiest of... [read more]
In most state legislatures today, bizarre is not unusual, and off-the-wall has become the political center.
Still, it seems strange that legislators in so many states – from California to Vermont... [read more]
Step right up, folks, and take your chances in the Amazing New American Workplace. Constantly high unemployment! Low wages always! No employee bargaining power! A corporate paradise!
This paradise has enriched... [read more]
At last, some excellent economic news for folks long-mired in the stagnant labor market!
"Jobs Spring Back," exclaimed a typical headline on recent reports that 165,000 private-sector jobs were added in... [read more]
If corporations are people, as the Supreme Court pretends, they certainly are loudmouths, constantly telling us how great they are and broadcasting their brand names everywhere.
Amazingly, though, these corporate creatures... [read more]
The giant banks that wrecked our economy are thriving today, thanks to public funds that Washington continues to make available to them, even as the middle class continues to sink. Yet, those same narcissistic bankers... [read more]
Amy Myer was curious. Then she was appalled. Then she was charged with the "crime" of using a cell phone to video what appalled her.
Welcome to the Brave New World... [read more]
Hide & seek can be a fun game for kids, but when huge corporations play it in our elections, fun becomes infuriating.
Last year, corporate interests sought to elect their candidates... [read more]