Carol's voting record is in the interests of her constituents. Period. She doesn't have millions of dollars in corporate money hanging over her head as an incentive -- or a threat -- to vote for special deals for corporations.
When uninsured Wal-Mart workers get sick, American taxpayers foot the bill. They pay for coverage through Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor. That's what the Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, banks on.
Wal-Mart held meetings explaining why an Obama victory might lead to unions organizing more easily. But are they aware that Buffy Wicks, the designer of Obama's grassroots campaign, used to work for Wake Up Wal-Mart?
In our era where every life is made public through email, blogs and Facebook, one of the greatest oddities may be that there is not a livelier discussion about the individual's basic need for a more private space.
The Wal-Mart/Sam's Club new square milk jug is designed to improve space efficiency, reduce waste, and cut costs -- but are proving tricky for some customers, who are having trouble pouring the milk without spilling some of it.