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Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America's exploitative, low-wage economy couldn't get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy – along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: "Let them eat tips."
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Now here's a dinner I wish I could've attended. According to Associated Press, it was an elegant evening of fine dining in New York City's trés chic Tribeca neighborhood. Celebrity chefs prepared a sumptuous spread... [read more]
Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.
Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]
I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done – can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Choo-Choo That Couldn't: The... [read more]
The giants of food manufacturing are very concerned about you. They fear you could come down with a terrible plague called "consumer confusion" – and these selfless corporate entities are going all out to save... [read more]
When five Supreme Court justices decreed that corporations are entitled to full free speech rights in our elections and that corporate money is a form of speech that cannot be restricted, they produced a nightmare... [read more]
Let's take another cruise down the narrow byways and around the twisting turns that form Sen. Ted Cruz's mind.
The first right turn on our road trip brings us to a... [read more]
One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.
Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word "public,"... [read more]
Who says we're not making progress in battling the senseless greed of corporate profiteers? Look at the big change won earlier this year when the labels on Johnson's Baby Shampoo announced: "Improved Formula."
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Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.
Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]