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The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of... [read more]
Imagine a political campaign against environmentalists that's so negative, so ridiculously slanted and downright dirty, that it actually repulsed executives of some of America's biggest fracking corporations.
Wow – it's got... [read more]
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]