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Imagine if retailers held a nationwide Super-Spectacular Sales Day – and no one came?
I don't mean customers, but that sales staff, cashiers, and even managers wouldn't show up to open... [read more]
The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.
These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]
Don Blankenship had it all. The West Virginia coal baron had all the baubles of personal wealth, absolute control over his corporate subordinates and workers, and unmatched political power that extended through every branch of... [read more]
Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"
But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]
Must everything be commercialized – even cancer?
This is a question that more and more women who have breast cancer are asking in rising vexation over what's become know as the... [read more]
The Canadian rocker and master story teller, Neil Young, says: "Music is a universal language." Yes, and when created by a people's champion like him, music can bring down the high and mighty – just... [read more]
"Too many people are behind bars that don't belong there," declared a group demanding major reforms to America's throw-'em-all-in-jail, mass imprisonment policies.
For nearly 50 years, politicians and prosecutors have pushed... [read more]
Poor 'ol Jeb seems to have a terminal case of Mitt Romney Disease: He just keeps blurting out asinine comments that reveal the fact that he is – in heart, soul, and political mindset –... [read more]
Score one for our country's pack of foam-at-the-mouth, mad dog, right-wing extremists.
For weeks, a crazed pack of these howlers has been stalking, snarling, and snapping at a 14-year-old Texas... [read more]
If you're a presidential aspirant and you have to tell people you are a person of integrity – chances are you're not.
Those odds get worse if you have to hire... [read more]