GUEST COMMENTARY - Republicans in the Senate yesterday killed legislation passed through the House that would require “dark money” to be publicly disclosed: not a single Republican voted for it, although every Democrat in attendance did.
1971: Nixon’s Famous Price Freeze Did Stop Inflation
COST OF LIVING - In my check of banana prices recently, one Oregon supermarket (Trader Joe’s) was still charging 19¢ each.
Trump Rally: A Terrifying American Nightmare
FASCISM - If you are a political fanatic, you've surely heard the old saying that when fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
The Nightmare of Military Spending on an Overheating Planet
GUEST COMMENTARY - On October 1st, the U.S. military will start spending the more than $800 billion Congress is going to provide it with in fiscal year 2023.
Films That Are Useful To Watch Before CA Casino Gambling
Who would not love a movie that has the glamour and suspense of casino life?
Twitter: Platform of Exchange … Vehicle of Duplicity
SCOTUS - “The remedy for speech that is false is speech that is true. This is the ordinary course in a free society.
Democracy Destroys Cooperation, Integrity, and Courage
THE VIEW FROM HERE - The DEMs and the GOP agree that the three virtues of cooperation, integrity and courage must go in order for democracy to replace the Republic.
A Farmworker Speaks Truth to Power in Washington
FARMING INDUSTRY - In the early days of the pandemic, California farmworker Carolina Sanchez saw stark differences in how she was treated on union versus non-union jobs.
The “War on Terror” at 20+ Years: A Retrospective
REMEMBERING 9/11 - September 2021 marked the twentieth anniversary of the “War on Terror.”
Education: In Praise of Teachers
TEACHER PAY RAISES - Today marks the start of the school year for many public schools.
The Soul Of The Nation Is The Constitution
GUEST COMMENTARY - President Joe Biden faces what he calls two possibly existential conflicts.
Supreme Justice Alito Argues: If A Law Doesn’t Prevent the Crime, It Has No Purpose
A VIEW FROM HERE - While finding stupid things on the internet generally falls into the non-news category of dog bites man, sometimes the stupidity is so prevalent and so seemingly obvious that it is like successive pacts of wild dogs rampaging through Manhattan.
A Guide to Sports Betting and Everything Else to Know About Gambling in California
SPORTS BETTING - In California, you can bet on a horse race, buy a lottery ticket, put money on poker in a card room and play slots at a tribal casino all in the same – potentially expensive – day.
Nuclear Alarm Bells at Zaporizhzhia
NUCLEAR WAR ZONE - The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, has referred to the perilous situation around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant—caught up in a war zone—as "playing with fire."
Apps for Remote Work-Week
AT HOME WORKERS - Working from home has become the norm in 2022.
Biden’s Presidential Speech Demonizing American Workers
THE DOCTOR IS IN - Contrary to those forever glued to CNN, MSNBC, and the Huffington Post, those who believe in the concepts of MAGA (Make America Great Again) go far, far, and very far beyond anything Donald Trump started.
In Refusing to Prioritize Drivers’ Safety, UPS Risks Major Strike
WORKERS’ HEALTH - In late August, as temperatures soared around the United States, a driver for United Parcel Service (UPS) took before-and-after photos of chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.
I'm Living Proof That Biden's Student Loan Debt Relief Is Good Policy
COST OF EDUCATION - We're told that higher education is one of the best ways to overcome poverty. But for many indebted borrowers, it's been just the opposite.
A Different Labor Day Story
JOB MARKET - What a strange Labor Day we are approaching in 2022.
Roaming Charges: Nuclear Midnight’s Children
NUCLEAR DISASTER - As one of the world’s largest, and most troubled, nuclear power facilities has become a radioactive pawn in an increasingly savage and internecine war, the atomic clock is about as close to ringing Midnight as it can get.
The Future of NBA Betting
SPORTS BETTING - Successful NBA betting is a combination of luck and skill.