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Perhaps you thought that, surely, partisan posturing by far-right congress critters couldn't get any nuttier. But now comes the GOP's claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by –... [read more]
Great news for you lovers of Wild West, shoot-'em-up, pulp-fiction tales: Rick "Rootie-Toot-Toot" Perry is making a one-man stand on the Texas-Mexico border!
A political stand, that is. He's been tongue-lashing... [read more]
Gosh, the 2016 presidential primaries are a long way off, but look out – for here comes Rick Perry of Texas, riding his state's taxpayer dollars into the GOP primary.
Technically,... [read more]
An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."
Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]
Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.
Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]
Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.
I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]
Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?
They're currently... [read more]
Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: "Citigroup Punished."
At last, went the storyline, the Justice Department brought down the hammer on one of the... [read more]
Excellent news, people. Let me put it to you as a number: 8.7 million.
That's how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in... [read more]
When I heard that our congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all of August and part of September, I had two incongruous reactions: Anger… and gratitude.
Gratitude, because their... [read more]