Walmart Again Holds Food Drive for Own Underpaid Workers

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 11:23 am

Walmart, who pays its workers so little and/or gives them so few hours, that they cannot feed themselves while the Walton family rakes in billions, does have its sense of humor. Either that or they could just care so little about what anyone thinks that they are just like, whatever, what are you going to do about it anyway except buy more junk you don’t need from us on Black Friday?

Over Easy: Transcripts show #DarrenWilson Lied to the Grand Jury

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 10:18 am

Officer Darren Wilson testified that he knew about the theft of a box of cigarillos from the Ferguson Market, before encountering Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson. However, Officer Wilson’s supervisor testified that he spoke to Wilson after the shooting, and that Wilson “did not know anything about the stealing call.” In an apparent effort to turn unreasonable actions into a reasonable excuse to pull the gun out, Wilson connected the stop to the call about the in-store theft.

Neither Michael Brown’s Family Nor Protesters Should Be Held Responsible for the Violence

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 9:13 am

For two nights since the announcement that a grand jury declined to indict white Ferguson police officer for killing unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, isolated acts of vandalism and instances of looting have been reported. A small number of residents have continued to throw rocks and bottles at police and, at this point, over 100 people have been arrested. And, because Brown’s father put together a public service announcement prior to the announcement calling for people to remain nonviolent, the media have placed a burden of responsibility on the Brown family’s shoulders.

No, the ACA Hasn’t Ended Medical Bankruptcy

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 8:08 am

While Democrats, liberals, and President Obama frequently made the claim that the Affordable Care Act would eliminates medical bankruptcies it simply isn’t true. We know from Massachusetts that medical bankruptcy remains common even after their health care law was adopted.

Michael Brown Protests Go Coast To Coast, Officer Wilson Speaks To Press

By: Wednesday November 26, 2014 7:03 am

Americans marched to support justice for Michael Brown and proclaim “Black Lives Matter” from coast to coast yesterday. The nationwide protests occurring in approximately 37 states came in response to Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announcing there would be no indictments after a very odd grand jury process and a general feeling among many in the country that black lives are not valued equally with white lives when it comes to law enforcement and the decision to use deadly force.

Some Congressional Republicans Look to Block Marijuana Legalization in D.C.

By: Monday November 24, 2014 2:34 pm

The people of D.C. voted overwhelmingly in favor of marijuana legalization earlier this month but it might not happen because the 650,000 people in our nation’s capital lack basic democratic rights.

Obama Immigration Action Is Extremely Popular With Latino Voters

By: Monday November 24, 2014 1:29 pm

President Obama’s decision to take executive action on immigration enjoys overwhelmingly support among the Latino community.

Federal Reserve Facing Scrutiny After Corruption Scandals

By: Monday November 24, 2014 12:24 pm

Last Friday New York Federal Reserve Chairman and former Goldman Sachs Chief Economist William Dudley went before the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection. Dudley testified in the wake of a slew of scandals the New York Fed was caught up in including a secret recording that revealed the Fed looked on the other way on a “shady” deal by Goldman Sachs, allowing Wall Street banks to manipulate commodity markets, and providing inside information to Goldman Sachs about how the NY Fed viewed certain Goldman clients.

For CNN, Michael Smerconish Helps Police Create Propaganda Against Ferguson Protesters

By: Monday November 24, 2014 11:19 am

Attorney and radio and television host Michael Smerconish spent a full hour on November 22 on the forthcoming grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, that was expected. He committed his show to not only holding protesters accountable but also to giving a Ferguson police officer air time to spread fear by claiming that all police officers he knows have received “death threats.”

The Perverse Way More Exchange Competition Could Leave Some People Worse Off

By: Monday November 24, 2014 10:14 am

The goal of the Affordable Care Act exchanges was to encourage competition among private insurers, but ironically attracting more competition could leave many people the exchanges were designed to help the worst off. To understand why you need to know a few things about the structure of the law, the complexity of selecting a policy, and human nature.

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