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Come one, come all! Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric, supersonic, miraculous, "Trans-Pacific Partnership!"
TPP is not some sort of futuristic flying machine,... [read more]
My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.
So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]
Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"
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Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.
After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]
This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.
Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]
The GOP led House of Representatives has proudly achieved a historic legislative record.
A record in futility, that is. Also in absurdiosity. In February, for the 56th time, they focused... [read more]
Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.
Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]
When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]
The people of Chicago are presently grappling with a big question that nearly every urban place faces: Can anyone really govern such a sprawling, brawling city?
Reclaim Chicago – an... [read more]
"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.
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