Special Labor Day Lead Story
♀ Women in mostly male workplaces exhibit psychological stress response
They encounter social isolation, performance pressures, sexual harassment, obstacles to mobility, moments of both high visibility and invisibility, co-workers’ doubts about their competence, and low levels of workplace social support. – Read the full article
HAPPY GREEDY B#$T^RD’$ Day aka Black Friday- a day of corporate greed fed by hedonistic consumerism where (after battling countless others) the victor purchases certain items with a reasonable markup; also known as the day after Thanksgiving- a day where we nationally celebrate the mass murder and genocide of the native Americans. – Read the full article
Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive.
Blodget has written a column for Business Insider that succinctly defines who is and who is not responsible for job creation in the American economy. – Read the full article
Citing anger at Washington Republicans for shutting down the government and threatening to default on the national debt, major donors to Republican causes in Georgia are now donating to Michelle Nunn, daughter of four term Senator Sam Nunn and the favorite to win the Democratic nomination for the seat of retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. – Read the full article
“Media bias has been a favorite theme of the Right for decades, of course.-“Thomas Frank
The political activities of the Koch brothers have been influencing policy for decades. The grand puppet masters sit atop their corporate throne pulling the strings of their sponsored politicians, while Americans suffer the consequences. – Read the full article
Several days ago I posted about a George Will quote from last Sunday: “Conservatism begins by facing facts.”
Beyond Will’s own record of willfully lying whenever he feels like it the last several weeks have seen the dismantling of two widely cited “studies” supposedly proving conservative points. – Read the full article
“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention. – Read the full article
Paul Krugman was a recent guest on Morning Joe. That appearance led Joe Scarborough to write an opinion piece titled Paul Krugman vs. the world.
Scarborough starts off on a bad note with an attempted bastardization of Krugman’s position on deficit spending:
Mr. – Read the full article
Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs! I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty. What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the seas? – Read the full article
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” –Henry David Thoreau
You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient.
Documents obtained in a Freedom of Information request by The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund reveal that the nationwide violent crackdown on Occupy Wall Street last fall was not only highly organized by the FBI and local police, but was orchestrated by Wall Street itself. – Read the full article