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Entries by David Macaray from 08/2011

Hollywood Needs to Step Up to the Plate

| Posted 08.05.2011 | Los Angeles

What's stopping Hollywood from doing what Matt Damon recently did when he came out publicly in favor of the public teachers union? What's stopping these leftist-liberal-progressive movie stars from flooding the airwaves?

Friends Without Benefits: Obama's Betrayal of Labor

| Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

It's now a bit embarrassing to admit, but organized labor actually had high hopes for Barack Obama. But unfortunately, the man who said, "Politics didn't lead me to working folks; working folks led me to politics," hasn't done much to help working folks.

The Emperor's New Cable

| Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment

HBO sticks with decrepit shows way too long. They did it with Big Love, and they're doing it again with True Blood, a series that clearly needs to have a stake driven through its heart.

Are We Serious About Fixing Our Education System?

| Posted 08.17.2011 | Education
Read More: Education News

Bizarre as it seems, in the public school system as it exists today, when kids miss class or fail to turn in their work, it's neither the child nor the parent who gets the blame. It's the teachers who get clobbered.

Movie Stars Shouldn't Do Animal Voices

| Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment

Question: What do Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady and the Tramp, Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Bambi have in common? Answer: The voices were done by little known or unknown actors, not the big-name stars who do voices today.

Do We Need a Heavy Dose of Street Theater?

| Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

There is nothing that Big Business, Wall Street, and the wealthy fear more than worker solidarity, whether in the form of street protests or general strikes. Which is why they continue to demonize organized labor.

Why Did Walmart Leave Germany?

| Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Read More: Business News

Whatever the specific reasons, the German market is now verboten to Walmart. Clearly, the failed experiment was a severe blow to the company's pocketbook and pride.