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NOTE: This is a commentary about the 1950s, corporations, the glorious South, taxes, labor unions and the GOP --- and why Republican workers constantly vote against their own best interests. This ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:24 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
After a surge in unionization during the Great Depression and after World War II, the peak unionization rate for workers in the U.S. was at 35 percent during the mid-1950s. A 45-minute documentary (...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 02:40 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I don’t want to present myself as some sort of singular figure. I think part of what is different is the times. I do think that, for example, the 1980 election was different. I think Ronald ...
by ShockandAwed
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 02:57 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
I am always amazed at people’s misconceptions concerning rumors. Just start rumors about something, (it doesn’t have to be the whole truth and nothing but…) and before long it winds up a part ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 01:05 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This entry was written by HEIST co-producer and co-director Frances Causey. The conflict and profit driven mainstream media continually props up the belief that Democrats and Republicans can’t ...
by donnyg1941
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM PST with 5 Recommends
This, of all days, is a bastardization of the very notion of a holiday. Consumerism and Commercialism should not be celebrated; they are societal ills. Capitalism gone mad: trampling, assaults, ...
by ShockandAwed
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 02:30 AM PST with 21 Recommends
This entry was written by Frances Causey. Thankfully, stories of striking workers at Wal-Mart and Hostess are making the front pages of newspapers and leading the “A” blocks of cable news shows.
by donnyg1941
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:08 PM PST with 28 Recommends
A major rant here. I am so pissed off I could cheerfully kick some asses so hard they will never sit down again. As you know I have been trying to deal with the financial mess left by my brother’s ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 02:45 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
While I would have preferred the first legal action taken by the securities fraud task force to have involved a perp walk, the strategy NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pursuing is an ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:16 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Well, the Big Business guys are transparent about one thing: They can't stand the idea of the public holding them to account for their attempts to buy elections and influence policy, or even that ...
by Robert Weissman
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 01:30 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Whether or not you're an investor, it's important to grasp the significance of what's happened with the Facebook initial public offering (IPO). In the few days since its IPO, Facebook's stock price ...
by Robert Weissman
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 23, 2012 at 01:37 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I need the help and advice of the Daily Kos community. I am being threatened by a company in Canada because I filed a consumer complaint against them. They are getting their lawyer after me saying I ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon May 21, 2012 at 08:31 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are locked in a to-the-death-of-someone-else contest to see who can smash the biggest poor-folk can against his respective forehead. Unlike most of those contests, this is ...
by vris
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 09:43 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
By prime_cuts ALCO Schenectady There was an American Locomotive plant in Schenectady, NY that went into operation in 1901. During World War II they manufactured tanks at the facility. All the ...
by Prime Cuts
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 09:22 AM PST with 39 Recommends
Welcome to Thursday’s Coffee Hour. Help yourself to the goodies. This is an open topic thread so jump in and let us know what you want to talk about. What I’m talking about today is the lack of ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 03:22 PM PST with 3 Recommends
by Bcgntn
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 08:10 PM PST with 2 Recommends
The State of Michigan goes through a long year into a Holiday Season in which Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Republicans do their very best attempting steal away as much joy for themselves and ...
by Hector Solon
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Dec 25, 2011 at 08:01 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Business flows like water – downhill toward its singular destination of maximum profits – utilizing whatever channels are open to it. If that description of business sounds very impersonal, it ...
by Jonathan Huie
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:17 PM PST with 0 Recommends
While going through a box of my late mother's things, I came across a bundle of papers, folded neatly in three as for an envelope. Upon opening the bundle, I realized that I had come across a ...
by marykk
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 08:10 PM PDT with 115 Recommends
A lawsuit, filed with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, contends CPS threatened to close schools if teachers did not approve contract modifications; interrogated teachers about their ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM PDT with 11 Recommends