Jeb Bush said it July 8 in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader: New Hampshire Union Leader: Anything specific? Jeb Bush: “We’re working on a strategy to, that’s kind of under, let’s say, my aspiration for the country, and I believe we can
Sweatshops are Good, Says Head of Think Tank Funded With $1.7 Million Grant made possible by Sweatshops
Benjamin Powell uses his position as head of the “Free Market Institute” to argue that sweatshops are good for sweatshop workers. “I never understand, if you’re not making a living wage, how come you’re alive?,” jokes Powell in a standard stump speech line. With his
USA Today is back, grinding out its daily “5 things you need to know” article. Here are today’s entries; according to USA Today, apparently I need to know that: 1. “N.Y. escapee is in the hospital”. I don’t need to know this. Even if I
Peter Ackerman has a flair for timing. The former Michael Milken acolyte and Wall Street tycoon, who maintains a guarded set of offices one block away from the White House, has managed to make a political splash just as members of Congress head for the
At the motivational merchandising site for Kimberley Crossman, I came across the following thought by “Sophie B” today: “Live life with no regrets From time to time we all wish we could turn back time and fix our mistakes. It is important to remember that
Today, some cheesehead from a website called DesignTShirtsFree[Dot]Com posted a spam comment at Irregular Times, advertising for some fairly stupid t-shirts with “Keep Calm and [BLANK] On” and “It’s a [BLANK] Thing… You Wouldn’t Understand” printed on them, selling for $25 a pop. On most
The record shows that Rodney Davis has, over the course of just two elections, taken $464,183 from agribusiness and $127,012 from mining interests. So, it’s not just a few people in the 13th district who have profited from salt and grain. Rodney Davis himself has a financial connection.
Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill to break up banks that are too big to fail. What the Republican managers of Congress have done with it is absurd.
When the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that political action committees could raise unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for federal office, it was promised that we needn’t worry about the money leading to corruption, because it would remain illegal for
Progressive blogger DocDawg has discovered a highly curious pattern in North Carolina, where by federal law the state government is required to reach out to citizens at the DMV and in public assistance offices and offer them a chance to register to vote. You can read the
There isn’t a single supporter of H.R. 2036’s plan to establish a permanent Moon base who doesn’t come from a congressional district that receives significant economic benefit from NASA operations.