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Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Let’s check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns – check! – 533 planes and helicopters – check! 180,000 magazine cartridges – check! 44,000 night-vision goggles – check! 432 mine-resist...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Have you noticed “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 telling...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
At last, our political leaders in Washington are taking action for low-wage workers and the middle class, striking a bold blow for America’s historic values of economic fairness and common good.Gosh...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 It might appear that the U-S-of-A has gone bonkers. So let me clear up any confusion that you might have: Yes, it has!Yet, it hasn’t. More on that in a moment.First, though – whether looking...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
Hypothetical conundrums can provide some valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics, so let’s study one.Suppose you’re a corporate chieftain who’s an adamant a...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 Hard work, we’re told, always pays off. Sure it does – ask a farmworker, a roofer or a home health aide. In our economy, those doing the hardest work get the worst pay, the weakest job prote...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 Imagine a bold headline blaring, “An Army of 1,500 Lobbyists Swarms Capitol Hill.” But that wouldn’t be news, since it happens every day. In fact, an occupying army of Gucci-clad corporate...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 He’s back. And, this time, he has eyeglasses. Yes, Rick “Oops” Perry, is back, pitching himself for another presidential run. What fun! Who can forget the Texas governor’s nationally tel...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
It doesn’t take an IQ much higher than room temperature to realize that it’s way past time to raise America’s sub-poverty minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. But let’s also pay attention to the mil...

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