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Rally Talk: Some Great Aides!

Overheard in line for the McCain-Palin rally here in Columbus, Ohio (110 minutes until doors open and twelve people are in line… Quel enthusiasm): “I don’t know who they have advising her, but whoever it is, they really need to give her some new advice.

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How Patriotic is this Patriotic Military Cap Design Contest?

CafePress is currently holding an “All-American” “American Patriotism-themed Military Cap” design contest to celebrate Independence Day. Entrants are asked to design “patriotic” images in line with the theme of Independence Day and put them up for sale on CafePress’ military caps, which look like this:

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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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Why Won’t Hillary Clinton Disavow Sweatshop Cash?

Although Democrats claim to represent progressives and progressive interests, they’ve got other ties as well. Consider Hillary Clinton, who has received multiple campaign contributions from the Tan family of the Northern Marianas Islands. The Tan family is well-known for running garment factories with sweatshop working

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Questions Persist on the Ethics of FFF Shirts

On March 26, I sent the following e-mail message off to First Freedom First, a non-profit organization advocating for religious liberty in America under the First Amendment: My name is James Cook, I’m a resident of Columbus Ohio (who is looking forward to attending the

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First Freedom First Goes Silent on Shirt Ethics

Two weeks ago, I sent First Freedom First an e-mail asking the organization to indicate whether it would be willing to redirect its efforts away from selling shirts made by corporations with a history of sweatshop labor production: I notice that FFF is selling shirts,

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Interview with Daniel Fox of Skreened, Part I: Skreened Origins

On Monday, I announced our happy intention to begin offering our politically and socially progressive designs on men’s, women’s, kids’ and babies’ sweatshop-free shirts through the printing service at Skreened. The Skreened.com web site is in its initial beta version until next month, when proprietor

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