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As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, when you stay in the hotels of the big chains, it's easy to forget where you are, since they're all alike, offering all the charm of Noplace,... [read more]
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]
A longtime Washington PR flack for tobacco giants, labor exploiters, frackers, and other corporate profiteers celebrates himself "Dr. Evil" – the scourge of all progressive groups!
But Rick Berman is not... [read more]
So, someone hands you a beer, but instead of it being a recognizable brand, it's in a totally blacked-out can with nothing but the letters "TPP" printed on it.
"You're really... [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]
When you come across a corporate lobbying group claiming to be pushing "Responsible Alternatives to Such-and-Such," you can rightly assume that it's really pushing something totally irresponsible, as well as malicious, self-serving, and even disgusting.
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Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.
From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]
They say there's honor among thieves, but I say: That depends on the thieves.
Your common street thief, yes – but not those princely CEOs of corporate larceny. The elites... [read more]
It doesn't take highly-advanced knowledge and skills to work at one of these quick-fix automobile maintenance chains that specialize in routine jobs like muffler replacement or oil changes. But handling maintenance at a huge petro-chemical... [read more]
We've all seen those touchie-feelie TV ads with baby deer, butterflies, and sylvan streams – claiming that Amalgamated Contamination Inc. is nature's best friend. There's a word for such hokum: Greenwashing.
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