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Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]
Shouldn't America have at least one major party that isn't beholden to the corporate elite?
Well look here – just such a party has popped up, raring to roar into... [read more]
Ready or not, the race is on! For president, I mean. Yes, Election Day is still a couple of years away, but the candidates are already loose on the land… and goosey as ever.
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Business schools preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEOs must be idiots.
By that I mean the original Greek word "idiotes," which applied... [read more]
After the Supreme Court's democracy-mugging decree that corporations can dump unlimited amounts of their shareholders' money into our election campaigns, a guy named Larry sent an email to me that perfectly summed up what had... [read more]
Here's something I never expected to see: The CEO of an insurance giant who has an actual heart, some common sense, ethics, and the guts to go against corporate orthodoxy. Someone call Ripley's Believe It... [read more]
How about that Super Bowl game, huh? And today, I've got the final score for you: The Pats 28, Seahawks 24… and Glendale minus 2,000,000.
Two million dollars that is –... [read more]
In response to the Supreme Court's freakish decision in 2010 to bestow political "personhood" on corporations, I got an email from a guy named Larry, screaming that "Big money has plucked our eagle."
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Is it really "fair and balanced"? I don't mean the ridiculous Fox TV channel, whose right-wing ranters mock their own PR slogan – but, rather, a network that actually matters in our society: America's legal... [read more]
Do you know Alec? You probably do, even though you never heard of it.
Yes, "it." Not a person, ALEC is the acronym for a secretive, corporate-funded, state policy front group:... [read more]