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Using the Poor as Novocain for Growing Economic Fears

Byron Williams | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Byron Williams

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed into law a bill that would curtail what those who receive public assistance could purchase with their government-issued debit cards.

At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

McDonald's and Walmart Raise the Floor on Wages: Six More Moves for Business on Inequality

Maureen Conway | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Maureen Conway

Co-authored by Judith Samuelson Inside of a few weeks, business has shifted the national dialogue about what constitutes a fair wage. Aetna CEO Mark B...

McDonald's and Walmart Raise the Floor on Wages: Six More Moves for Business on Inequality

Judith Samuelson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Inequality is a problem for everyone -- for business, for the health of the democracy and for society at large. Our free-enterprise system is the driver of income and wealth. Business leaders don't have to wait for government solutions to the inequality problem. They have the tools at hand -- they just need the courage to step away from the pack and use them.

On Wal-Mart's Watch: A Seemingly Endless Health and Safety Catastrophe

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Charlene Obernauer

While finally agreeing to stop appealing a $7,000 fine after a worker died on Wal-Mart's watch is a step in the right direction, it is a puny step down a prolonged path towards creating healthier, safer, and more just jobs at Wal-Mart. They have a long way to go.

Big Box Store Employee Discovers Meth Lab In Bathroom

AP | Posted 03.17.2015 | Weird News

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside. ...

Woman-Owned Vest Company Gets Soaked by Shark Tank and Walmart

Al Norman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Al Norman

On January 13, 2015, entrepreneur Michael Wooley appeared on Episode 607 of ABC's Shark Tank, seeking a $50,000 investment in exchange for 10 percent of his company, Vestpakz. Although several Sharks said they "loved the product," it took them less than 10 minutes to shred the entrepreneur.

Bad Casting: Geena Davis In Wal-Mart Film Festival

Al Norman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Al Norman

It sure didn't take much to buy off actor/gender rights activist Geena Davis, who is collaborating with Wal-Mart. On January 6th, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media announced that Davis will be chairing the Bentonville Film Festival.

Judge To Walmart Shoplifter: Write A Letter To Your Kids!

Associated Press | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who had her children help her shoplift from a Wal-Mart has been ordered to write them a letter explaining what she ...

2-Year-Old Grabs Mom's Concealed Gun, Fatally Shoots Her

AP | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) — A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her pu...

Fight for Our Progressive Vision

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Poll after poll shows that the American people support a progressive agenda that addresses income and wealth inequality, that creates the millions of jobs we desperately need, that raises the minimum wage, that ends pay discrimination against women, and that makes sure all Americans can get the quality education they need.

Mr. Walton Goes to Washington

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

When retail workers want something, they ask their employers, get denied, get bullied and sometimes fired. Sometimes, they take to the streets, as they have for the last three years on Black Friday. By contrast, when retailers want something, they scurry to the halls of Congress, where they purchase influence with their exorbitant profits.

I'm With Stupid: No, Really, You Just Bought a Box of Poop

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.04.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

It's finally happened, people. We've finally passed the stupidity tipping point. We are now so irretrievably idiotic that some of us are paying for feces. That's right: feces, poop, dung, stool, whatever you want to call it. Apparently, people have been buying it online.

Conservatives for Stimulus - A New Bumper Sticker

Paul A. London | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Paul A. London

I write this, however, not to praise Wal-Mart but to criticize it. Unemployment and underemployment are killing Wal-Mart's middle and lower income customers.

Walmart: Tracy Morgan Should've Worn Seatbelt When Our Truck Hit Him

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart t...

Prisons Are Adopting The Walmart Business Model

Carl Takei | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Carl Takei

High recidivism rates mean more people behind bars, and Corrections Corporation of America depends on more and more incarceration to make its billions. Since when do they actually want people to do well after they get out, instead of being sucked back into the system?

Here Are The 10 Richest People In America

Forbes | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

Forbes: The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2014 ranking of the richest people in America “The Forbes 400” (p. 125 of the October 20, 2014 Forbes mag...

The Black Man Shot by White Cops No One Is Talking About

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Christian Piatt

Crawford, father to two young children, did have something in his hand, but it wasn't a rifle or a shotgun. Rather, it was a toy BB gun he had picked up from the shelves in the store to buy.

Officer Involved In Shooting Of Man With Toy Gun Back On Job

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

CINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting ...

Group Calls For Release Of Video In Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime

CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of the shootin...

Runaway Teen Lives Undetected At Walmart

AP | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weird News

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — A teenager lived undetected for two days at a 24-hour Wal-Mart in Texas after running away from his aunt's home, police said...

Watch: The Conscience of a Compassionate Conservative

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Politicians in Washington, D.C., seem to have stopped talking -- and listening -- to their colleagues across the aisle, contributing to our virtually deadlocked Congress. While Washington appears to have stopped their conversations, I decided to start a new one.

Wal-Mart's Vigilante Justice Against Suspected Shoplifters

Al Norman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Al Norman

By Al Norman After spending the last six months in jail, Kenneth C. Moureau will enter an El Cajon, California Superior Courtroom on July 22nd. to fi...

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Crash

AP | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuri...

Income Disparity and the Minimum Wage: Six Degrees of Separation to the Solution

Gary Stein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Income inequality is a topic that hovers over our economy like the mother ship from Independence Day. It has a national impact as well as individual impacts to millions of Americans.