Labor

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McDonald’s: “There were too many black people in the store”

While I understand the need for diversity in any institution, this is not the way to go about doing that. The comments made by the management at this McDonald’s are biased. As Katrina Stanfield a former McDonald’s employee said: I was fired from McDonald’s because I don’t “fit the profile.” What profile? Well, my boss never

Corporatism

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Republican Attorneys General form secret lobbying group for Big Oil

Conservatives are just disgusting people. Major energy companies have effectively created a secret law firm of conservative attorneys general to persuade Washington lawmakers to gut environmental regulations, according to an investigation by the New York Times. In return, these senior government officials have received millions of dollars to help them win political campaigns. Attorneys general

Economy

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The 1 percent really don’t like competition

For all the talk on the right about free markets and competition; I find it absolutely peculiar that many of these so-called market fundamentalists fail to grasp that the economic elite favor the exact opposite. In a recent essay in The Economist this fact is stated plainly: Although the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 outlawed

Poverty

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2015: How many homeless people are there in the United States?

Personally I would’ve put the number at somewhere near one or two million, but the number given below actually surprised me. There are currently 578,424 homeless people living in the United States, a third of whom have no shelter at all. As temperatures start to fall across the country, they are an extremely vulnerable population, even in

Working Families Party

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So you lost a midterm election

As bad as things may seem remember a few things. A lot of the seats that were up for grabs were in conservative states. I can’t fathom why Maryland would elect a Republican governor but oh well. The truth is that both political parties are miserable failures. Progressives work hard to elect Democrats because the

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