Republicans Have Sold the Soul of the American Worker to the Devil Known as Corporate Greed

Not too long ago, I joked with a friend that I sometimes wish Republicans would take over all of Congress and the White House for 12 years and pass anything they wanted. That way, after those 12 years, we would never have to worry about Republicans ever having power again. Though the obvious problem with […]

Overlooked Supreme Court Case Pits Workers Against People With Disabilities

If you’re like me, you were probably following the Hobby Lobby V Birth Control Supreme Court case for the last year or more, so Monday’s ruling was highly anticipated. It was also nigh impossible to not witness countless arguments on the subject. While it was and is and will be an important case and needs to be […]

Explaining Hobby Lobby & Harris Without Perpetuating Hysteria By Distorting Law & Fact

Hobby Lobby If you are looking for an overblown reaction to the Hobby Lobby case, you won’t find it in this article. The decision in Hobby Lobby, while disappointing, was not unexpected. In fact, this exact decision was predicted by former ACLU President Nadine Strossen in my special interview with her last week. Am I disappointed? […]

Union Busting with Pepper Spray Drones?

Union busting is a practice that has been around since before unions. The classical mode of suppressing workers organizing for rights and fair pay has been, literally, to bust heads. After the death of 34 mining strikers by police last year in South Africa, one company has the ever-so-brilliant plan of arming drones with industrial pepper spray […]

Fundamentalist Christian College Accused of Using Students for Slave Labor

The president of an unaccredited fundamentalist Christian college is held on $250000 bond on charges of exploiting international students and using them for slave labor. Reginald Wayne Miller, the president and founder of Cathedral Bible College, brought in international students under the guise of training them to be pastors and missionaries. According to prosecutors for the […]

Abolish the Minimum Wage and Bring Back Robber Barons!

You wanna hear a good libertarian joke? Robber barons are humanitarians and abolishing the minimum wage is the humanitarian thing to do. Ok, it’s not funny, but Amity Shlaes argues at the National Review that having a minimum wage is not just economically a bad idea (because it dips into the pockets of the 1%ers), […]

Conservatives Freak Out About Global Fast Food Strikes

It’s Thursday evening and I decide to take a detour on the way home, giddy with news and updates about the World Wide Fast Food Strikes throughout the day. Fast food and low wage workers of the entire world took to the streets in front of the Taco Bells, McDonalds, and Burger Kings to protest […]

How to Eat the Rich at $7.25 an Hour

In honor of May Day and Republicans, let’s be honest: The Dow Jones and the Unemployment Rate are horrible indicators of financial health of a country. They (particularly the Dow Jones) may tell us how a certain segment of the population (particularly Wall Street and capitalists) is doing, but that’s like a doctor checking the […]

Subminimum Wage: How a Law Allows Employers to Pay 22 Cents an Hour

On Tuesday, Equal Pay Day, our Republican bros in Washington DC decided that they don’t want fair wages for women. Since they don’t care about fair wages of any kind, this is not a shock. Let’s keep pressing the issue and exposing how this War on Women is at least partially an economic one. Patriarchy […]

Congressman Wants To Establish Business’ Religion Over Employees’ Bodies

When you look at US Congressman James Lankford (R-OK) and read some of his tweets and Facebook updates, you may understand why I cannot stop fancying him as Kenneth the Page or reading him in his voice. He looks like if somebody tried to dress up Kenneth Parcell from 30 Rock to look like a grown-up and failed. Lankford doesn’t […]