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Why Am I Hawking This Obama T-Shirt by CNN?

It’s not because I’m making any money off of it. I won’t see a cent. A CNN representative asked me if I’d feature it on our website, and I agreed for one reason… because all shirts on which this design is sold are made by

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The Decline, or the Acme, of Sweatshop Production?

Some very basic economic forces would seem to portend the decline of America’s sweatshop consumer economy. As wage stagnation has become so obvious that even the right-wing NewsMax has begun to feature complaints about it, the effect of unchanged real wages overall and diminishing real

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A More Perfect Union, Through Obama or Clinton

Barack Obama does not own the concept of America as an ongoing effort toward a more perfect union. As American citizens, we all own that idea. How we apply our power as citizens of the union is a matter of individual conscience and open for free public debate. The important thing is that we do attempt to apply that power, and do so with an eye to doing more than obtaining power for a favored candidate for a short term in office.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?