The Mean Drunk and the Mendacity

The Mean Drunk and the Mendacity

If you’d never seen a mean drunk and you were anywhere near a TV on September 27, you’ve seen one now. Judge Brett Kavanaugh displayed all the characteristics: belligerence, bullying, shouting, and boo-hooing in out-of-control anger. He said he hadn’t watched the...
Fighting Racism Where White Workers Are Hurting, Too

Fighting Racism Where White Workers Are Hurting, Too

Since 2011, Maine’s bombastic Republican governor Paul LePage has given America a taste of what it might be like to live under a Donald Trump presidency. Like Trump, LePage has made outrageous comments against immigrants and communities of color. They include telling...
Costly Labor Scam

Costly Labor Scam

I’ve got jobs To plunk on down; Pay me bucks To pick your town. These days, companies often prefer to build factories in states where union protections are weak. This enables them to increase company profits at the expense of the middle class. Otherwise, they do...
Buyer’s Remorse

Buyer’s Remorse

The latest local and state elections results suggest that voters have second thoughts about the tea party’s political agenda. Consider the following: In Ohio, unions scored a victory. Voters elected tea-party-backed John Kasich as their Republican governor last...