Why I’m Thankful for the Recent Marijuana Legalization Victories

By: Monday December 1, 2014 1:30 pm

This Thanksgiving what I’m thankful for is the recent marijuana legalization victories in D.C., Oregon, and Alaska.


Cold-Hearted Retailers Force Employees to Work on Thanksgiving

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 4:00 pm

Most Americans work more than the population in any other wealthy country. Americans are also increasingly likely to work at night and on the weekends. Thanksgiving used to be one of the few holidays, when a person could count on not working and being able to spend with family. Now, with Black Friday becoming a two-day capitalist bonanza, poor and working class employees are having to report to work or face the possibility of being fired.

You Can Get Anything You Want at Alice’s Restaurant

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 9:59 am

It isn’t Thanksgiving if you aren’t stuffing a turkey with Arlo.

Why I’m Thankful for the Recent Marijuana Legalization Victories

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 8:27 am

Change has come about because organizations spent years working to produce a shift in public opinion then using the initiative process to bypass reluctant politicians. Change has come almost exclusively from the grassroots.

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?

Pull Up a Chair: Thanksgiving Celebration 2014

By: Saturday November 22, 2014 4:00 am

Here we are, the week before Thanksgiving. Twenty questions, of a sort: What will your menu be Thursday? Who preps the food? Who do you spend the holiday with, how many people; relatives, friends? How far do you travel, by what mode (air, train, bus, car…)? How long is your trip? How long do you stay? What traditions? Do you have to work? If so, will you celebrate another day? Will you bag the effort to cook at home and go to a restaurant? If so, what kind?

Thanksgiving Should Be Earlier

By: Saturday November 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Spending this weekend with my family I’ve realized the timing of Thanksgiving is very awkward. As a country we have basically two big family holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they are only a month apart.

At Least 116 Arrested in Planned Civil Disobedience at Walmart Stores on Black Friday

By: Saturday November 30, 2013 10:40 am

Protests planned by current and former Walmart Associates and a coalition anchored by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UCFW) were held at various Walmart locations across the United States. Over 110 arrested were arrested while engaging in civil disobedience.

Over Easy: …one more thing

By: Friday November 29, 2013 4:50 pm

I hope those of us who are not struggling to feed ourselves and our families during the holidays can manage a small contribution to help those who are.

No Line in Front of Best Buy in Affluent DC Suburb

By: Friday November 29, 2013 8:00 am

Maybe instead of chalking Black Friday mania up to rampant greed we should be looking at the ever increasing gap between the rich and the poor — and the economic policies that are fording people to participate in a Hunger Games-like spectacle in order to provide for themselves and their families.

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