With low wages, nutritionally harmful food and an oversized global presence, McDonald’s Corp. is less a part of the solution than the problem. But for 20 glorious minutes today, there was this: Here’s the story by NPR.
If there is one thing giant corporations can be trusted to do well, it’s to develop and follow repeatable processes. Making french fries? There’s a process for that. Introducing a new product? Process. Hiring? Follow the process. Laying off? That too. Overhauling the corporate benefits package? More processes. From small details (foreclosing on a customer’s […]
Donald Trump as POTUS is like working for the boss from hell, except without vacations or weekends. And you can’t just get another job.
A theme is emerging this morning as I scroll Facebook that poor people deserve to be poor. It precipitates from coverage of the new Republican plan to replace Obamacare – how it not only punishes poor people, but seeks to create more of them by: Taking more cash out of their pockets through reduced subsidies […]
If I was running the Democratic Party, I’d do whatever possible to put the following two phrases on everybody’s lips: Republicans can’t govern. Republican economics are a proven failure. These phrases not only define the opposition, they help redefine the Democrats in important ways. The first implies that while everybody knows Democrats are lousy street […]
H.R. 835, quietly introduced in the House of Representatives on Feb. 1 by Steve King (R-IA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) — while Donald Trump was occupying the media with his first Muslim travel ban — would apply right-to-work legislation across the entire nation. It means that Congressmen who argue that states — rather than the […]
The Millennial generation is typically defined as those born between 1982 and 2004. They’ve watched the boomers lurch toward insanity. If they don’t like the direction the U.S. is headed, they’re going to have to fix it. They’re going to have to start running for high office and winning.
I’m taking back the flag. It’s been used for so long to swaddle hate and fear that I’d begun to distance myself from it. It’s become a backdrop for judgment and doubt; a wrapper for a kind of religiosity that sets people against each other rather than bringing us together. It’s used to polish guns. Its […]