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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]
When Wall Street wrongdoer Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7-billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank's CEO just shrugged, saying: "We believe that this settlement... [read more]
Gosh, has it already been two weeks since Congress took a vacation?
Those poor stiffs must be pooped from trying to catch up on all the heavy lifting that piled... [read more]
In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of "what's happening next?", allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world.
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Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?
I don't think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that... [read more]
The Moral Monday Movement is on the move again!
This feisty coalition, based in North Carolina, is an inspiring model of workaday people coming together to reclaim their rights from far-right-wing... [read more]
It's hard not to ridicule Congress' tea party Republicans as a group of mad-dog "aginners" who do nothing but run around in circles yapping "no way," uh-uh," "we're agin it!"
But... [read more]
The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.
Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]
The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?
Take the... [read more]
Corporations are funny creatures. For example, they don't want to pay their share of America's tax bill, but then they're first in line demanding subsidies, grants, and other special handouts from America's government.
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