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Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"
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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]
This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.
Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]
The GOP led House of Representatives has proudly achieved a historic legislative record.
A record in futility, that is. Also in absurdiosity. In February, for the 56th time, they focused... [read more]
Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.
Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]
When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]
The people of Chicago are presently grappling with a big question that nearly every urban place faces: Can anyone really govern such a sprawling, brawling city?
Reclaim Chicago – an... [read more]
"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.
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Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]
Shouldn't America have at least one major party that isn't beholden to the corporate elite?
Well look here – just such a party has popped up, raring to roar into... [read more]