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Voting For Steroid Abusers And Gamblers For Baseball's Hall Of Fame Is Giving Them A 'Participation Trophy'

John A. Tures | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
John A. Tures

These players and their fans demand a plaque in Cooperstown, NY (a museum that they are already a part of) which says "Hall-of-Fame" next to the words integrity, character and sportsmanship.

'You'll Die Laughing'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Jerry Zezima

I became uncomfortably aware that my business was desired when I started getting brochures in the mail from Moloney Family Funeral Homes Inc., which has half a dozen locations on Long Island, N.Y., where I live (for the time being, anyway).

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Don McNay

When I read the Obama quote about fathers, it made me wonder what side of the equation I fell on. Was I living up to my father's expectations or making up for his mistakes?

Fixing the Economy, from the Bottom Feeders Up

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

I'm not sure where the payday lending businesses came from, but they populate poor neighborhoods everywhere. It's time to help people on the low end, too.

The Most Accurate Election Forecast? Hardcore Gamblers

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Keith Thomson

British bookmaking site Betfair had all 50 states right in 2004. As did rival site Intrade. As one gambler told me, "A pollster can still bill for an inaccurate poll. Bookmakers must make an accurate line or they lose -- period."