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Cheap Gray Paste

My son Noah was given an assignment today in his eighth grade Family & Consumer Science class. He tells the story:

We had to draw a stick figure and list next to it the qualities of the best employee. Instead of writing the qualities I was supposed to write, like ‘is hard-working, organized, works well [...]

Republican Senators Move To Protect Rights Of People Who Get Gobs Of Money Without Working For It

A list of the U.S. Senators who support creating a special tax-free zone for the children of millionaires and billionaires, while those of us who work continue to have to pay taxes. [...]

Death Means Business

Statistics on death at work. [...]

Support The Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act

Lloyd Doggett has introduced H.R. 1554, the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act, legislation that would close down tax loopholes that allow wealthy individuals and corporations to send their money to accounts in foreign countries in order to avoid paying their fair share here in the USA. [...]

U.S. House Playing Hooky Today

For most Americans, the work week begins today, and we have to arrive bright and early at our jobs, on time or ahead of time, or risk getting fired. The elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, however, have decided that they’re going to stay home from work today. The House won’t begin its [...]

Congress Gives Up Work To Go Campaign

Though they won’t be doing the legislative work they’ve been hired to do, members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be appearing on TV all week long, and on the weekends, too. [...]

What Daddy Doesn't Want

The online shop Zazzle will shortly announce special discounts for Father’s Day: on Friday, ties are on sale, and on Saturday, you can get $6 off an embroidered hat.

I’m not writing this to encourage you to buy your dad a tie or an embroidered hat. I’m writing this to encourage you not to buy [...]

Workers Rally To Windows And Doors

This protest is about a lot more than just the Republic Windows and Doors company and the Bank of America failing to meet their obligations. It’s about the way that America has been cheated even while Wall Street has gotten billions and billions in bailouts. [...]

No Time In National Writing Month

Successful writing begins with an organization of a life in order to make it possible to write. Given the need to focus on professional work, work for pleasure gets a much smaller place in our lives. [...]

It's Worse Than Half A Million

Though 533,000 payrolls were cut last month, much more work than that was lost. Comparing statistics from previous decades to what we’re going through now misses this difference. [...]

Brownback God’s Blessing Where We Do All The Work

It’s ridiculous to claim that it doesn’t matter what Americans do, because God has America’s future all pre-arranged. It is equally ridiculous to assert that God is a great divine being who claims to direct the course of American history, but then lets the American people actually make the choices. [...]