Democrat Mark Warner voted against Ron Wyden’s amendment to prevent the privatization of Social Security. Republicans Dean Heller, John Hoeven, Mark Kirk, John McCain, and Rob Portman supported the measure. […]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
CafePress has done it again. CafePress announced last week that designers who choose to retain a place on the CafePress marketplace will now only receive 5 percent of the profit from the sale of its gear. That’s a 50 percent pay cut. […]
We need more Americans working in jobs that keep us informed and maintain protection from toxic substances. Steve Scalise’s fossil fuels friends won’t give us that kind of work. […]
Senator Dan Coats asks us to laugh at the silly study of the benefits of massaging bunny rabbits, but I suggest that we take a step back and actually think about it, rather than just reacting viscerally. […]
A company whose name rhymes with “Schmapple” would like you to forget that the much less-expensive iPod nano worked as a watch by itself years ago. You have to own another Apple product, costing another few hundred dollars, before you have the privilege of spending another $350 on the Apple Watch.
Marketing genius wins […]
“The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged in the trading session today on the back of the strong jobs report released in the morning.” – Stafford Daily
Listed here are the names of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to block little spending on efficient travel infrastructure yesterday, but also voted to approve 26.8 billion dollars of big spending on inefficient travel infrastructure just a few months ago. […]
The staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor are tasked with investigating worker complaints to make sure that workers aren’t being abused by employers who exploit labor laws — by withholding pay, by refusing to grant overtime, by employing child labor, and otherwise exploiting people who are desperate for […]
Although the DC beltway political corporation called The Can Kicks Back was funded by an elderly billionaire, it says it acts on behalf of the millenial generation of young people just getting their start in life.
Although The Can Kicks Back got started with an advisory board made up entirely of elderly rich white men, […]
Last month, Peregrin Wood noted the many predictions of “economic expert” Jim Rickards that had gone wrong in the past:
“He’s addicted to predicting imminent doom. He’s quoted in an article from October 2014 as predicting that another ‘Great Recession’ is ‘about to strike.’ In September 2013, however, he told a crowd of potential investors […]
The Sharper Image is trying to sell me a small one-room humidifier for $140:
What am I missing? I could spend $140 on this gadget, or buy a $15 teakettle and a $15 pot (and chances are, between you and me, that I already have these in my kitchen. With the teakettle, I could […]
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