When I was a lad, we celebrated the holiday season by holding hands and singing carols about togetherness. We were sure to be good little children, to do exactly what our parents told us. We knew the real meaning of the season, all right. The songs helped us remember: “you better watch out, you better […]
The McDonald’s Corporation invites me to search for locations of its restaurants by street, town or country.
Let’s search for Belgium.
USA! USA! USA! USA!
I must wipe off the remnants of this solitary jingoism, this isolationist melange, this je ne sais quoi. I shall search for France.
France cannot […]
Last October, I noted the strong connection between Americans Elect corporate leadership and the 2014 Senate candidacy of private equity candidate Greg Orman through an entity called the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate, founded by Americans Elect CEO and private equity financier Peter Ackerman. Since then, this new politial enterprise of Peter Ackerman’s has […]
I was walking through the airport this weekend, wrapping up a long business trip, when I spotted a pile of magazines available for people to read. On the top of the pile was one called Millionaire Asia: India Edition.
The featured headline on the cover was Great Power, Great Responsibility, followed by Party […]
President Barack Obama has the power to adjust the way immigration laws are enforced, and Congress has the power to reign him in.
There is no present border crisis. Illegal border crossings have shrunk dramatically under President Obama. However, there is a lingering problem of an underground society of businesses who deal in exploited […]
Yesterday, U.S. the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5771, a bill that provides for:
– the classification of race horses as three-year property for depreciation purposes – accelerated depreciation of motorsports entertainment complexes – the expensing allowance for film and television production costs
Only 20 Democrats and 26 Republicans voted against these special tax […]
The American Family Association is at it again, whipping up its latest sales pitch religious objection to various companies around America that it says “hate Christ” and are part of a “War on Christmas”:
“With the goal of keeping Christ in Christmas, AFA has reviewed the websites, media advertising and in-store signage of the top […]
The American Family Association, a media company that uses Christian branding to sell its products a fundamentalist Christian organization, has declared a boycott against PetSmart this holiday season. Why?
“AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.” For years, PetSmart has refused to use the […]
The Christian fundamentalist group calling itself the “American Family Association” is at it again:
“AFA is calling for a limited one-month boycott of PetSmart over the company’s censorship of the word “Christmas.” For years, PetSmart has refused to use the word Christmas on its website…
Let’s hold it right there; we can test this simply […]
“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”
This is Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document passed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. On December 10 of 2014, a vigil will be held […]
A boycott of Black Friday, the day on which Americans are labeled as “consumers” and expected to shop, comes from many corners this year.
Some are boycotting Black Friday as a way of protesting disproportionate violence against Black Americans at the hands of the police:
Others ask you to stay at home on Friday […]