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A Very 4/20 Easter
A Very 4/20 Easter By
If history is any indication, passing a blunt over Passover or enjoying a joint before noshing on an Easter ham may not be so sacrilegious, after all.
World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World
World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rules The World By
"We have a system of “neo-feudalism” in which all of us and our national governments are enslaved to debt. "
Mob Rule vs. The Bureau Of Land Management
Mob Rule vs. The Bureau Of Land Management By
Cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed militia of supporters decided that the law and legal processes we’ve all agreed upon as members of a democracy simply don’t apply to them.
What Is The Real Unemployment Rate?
What Is The Real Unemployment Rate? By
There’s only one problem with the headline unemployment rate of 6.7 percent: hardly anyone believes it.
Today’s Job Market Exploits Marginal Workers
Today’s Job Market Exploits Marginal Workers By
Is the notable rise in temporary workers a sign of an improving economy or the continuation of a trend toward less security and safety on the job?
Soldiers: Strippers, Smiters, Mockers, Spitters, Gamblers, Thieves, Liars, Scourgers…
Soldiers: Strippers, Smiters, Mockers, Spitters, Gamblers, Thieves, Liars, Scourgers… By
"After reading and hearing scores of Christian apologists for the military over the past ten years defend the role of Christians in the military who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have come to the conclusion that they have all drunk from the same corrupt spring. "
The US’s Invasion Of Africa That Nobody Knows About
The US’s Invasion Of Africa That Nobody Knows About By
The Obama administration has been slowly – and very quietly – peppering the U.S. military throughout the continent and putting hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of government contractors to build the necessary infrastructure for a permanent U.S. military presence.
CEO Pay Soars As Worker Pay Stagnates
CEO Pay Soars As Worker Pay Stagnates By
According to Executive PayWatch data, U.S. CEOs pocketed, on average, $11.7 million in 2013, compared to the average worker who earned $35,293. That means CEOs were paid 331 times that of the average worker. (CEO pay was 774 times the minimum wage.)
Tragedy And Farce: How The West Lost Post-Soviet Russia
Tragedy And Farce: How The West Lost Post-Soviet Russia By
Analogies comparing Putin to Hitler miss the mark and conveniently omit the West’s hand in creating the current state of affairs.
The Third-Party Conundrum
The Third-Party Conundrum By
Voting for third-party candidates -- or even just third-party ideals -- doesn’t have to mean that you’re throwing a vote away.
Overhead or Head Count? Regressive Taxation
Overhead or Head Count? Regressive Taxation By
Taxes on employment and other employee expenses add a lot of cost to per job, making employers slow to hire at a time when jobs are scarce. These regressive taxes are also a growing share of Federal revenue.
The Internet-Driven Atheist Reformation
The Internet-Driven Atheist Reformation By
The Internet has given everyone unbridled access to information. This access, one computer scientist says, has had an undeniable influence on faith in America.
Trading At The Speed Of Light
Trading At The Speed Of Light By
Many believe the stock markets are rigged. The hardest push to fix this isn’t coming from regulators, but from one trader who is sick of it all and has Wall Street’s attention.
From Reporting In Somalia To Canoeing In Minnesota
From Reporting In Somalia To Canoeing In Minnesota By
One journalist’s time in Somalia didn’t quite prepare him for camping with Somali teens. But years later, that camping trip turned out to help a camper in a film role.
How Inequality, Diversity And Empire Brought Down The Roman Republic
How Inequality, Diversity And Empire Brought Down The Roman Republic By
With history often so eager to repeat itself, is America, like Rome, doomed?
Jobs: Back To Even
Jobs: Back To Even By
Two years down, four years back up -- jobs have finally returned to their pre-recession peak.
Eight Headlines The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Have The Courage To Print
Eight Headlines The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Have The Courage To Print By
The following are all relevant, fact-based issues, the "hard news" stories that the media has a responsibility to report. But the business-oriented press generally avoids them.
Europe Scrambles For New Natural Gas Source
Europe Scrambles For New Natural Gas Source By
The conflict in Ukraine has highlighted Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels, especially natural gas. New sources and pipelines, though, could alter geopolitics.
The Electric Utility Death Spiral
The Electric Utility Death Spiral By
Sunshine is a dark storm set to cripple centralized electric utility companies here in the U.S.
The “Billionaire’s Primary”: Meet America’s New Political Bosses
The “Billionaire’s Primary”: Meet America’s New Political Bosses By
The Republican 2016 presidential primary season opened with the “Sheldon Adelson Primary.” The eight wealthiest person in the country, worth an estimated $40 billion, doesn’t have to wait for the official GOP primary season to start. He holds his own primary.
Can’t Wait Til Payday: PayDay Lenders Continue To Prey On The Poor
Can’t Wait Til Payday: PayDay Lenders Continue To Prey On The Poor By
Payday loans are a huge industry in the U.S., and millions rely on them. But the predatory practices of the lenders are meeting more urgent calls for reform.
Huntington’s Revenge: The Global increase In Religious And Cultural Conflict
Huntington’s Revenge: The Global increase In Religious And Cultural Conflict By
Shortly after the Cold War ended, an American political scientist predicted a “clash of civilizations.” It turns out that he was shockingly -- and unfortunately -- on point.