Archive for July 1st, 2015

July 1st, 2015 - 11:27 pm § in Misc.

How Vietnam deals with banksters

This story is old — from April 2014 — but I missed it at the time, and it’s too juicy to pass up. Vietnam doesn’t give bonuses and promotions to banksters; it shoots them. Now, I know what you’re thinking, and I won’t say it …  [...]

July 1st, 2015 - 11:11 pm § in Misc.

A home schooler takes the reins of Texas public education

Texas’ radical governor, Greg Abbott, has appointed a home schooler as head of the Texas Board of Education, which sets policies and standards for Texas public schools. The appointee, Donna Bahorich, is a Liberty University alumna and Republican Party functionary steeped in charter schools and[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 11:08 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Who created the Confederate flag?

“Such a flag…would soon take rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations, and be hailed by the civilized world as THE WHITE MAN’S FLAG.[5]… As a national emblem, it is significant of our higher cause, the cause of a superior race, and a higher civilization contending against ignor[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 11:01 pm § in Politics

Supreme Court draws a bead on public sector unions

Public-sector unions are the last bastion of America’s union movement that was born of the labor exploitation and abuses of the 19th century. Domestic manufacturing’s decline has contributed to a drastic drop in private-sector union membership — and with it, middle-class prosperity[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 7:25 pm § in Uncategorized

Mexico pulls out of Miss Universe

The blowback over Donald Trump’s racist anti-Mexican remarks continues unabated. Because Trump is co-owner of the Miss Universe beauty pageant, Univision and NBC won’t televise the event, and both celebrities hired to host the event have pulled out. And now, Mexico says it won’t se[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 6:15 pm § in America

Mormon applies for bigamy license

If two men can marry, and two women can get married, why can’t a man and two women be married? Because every state has laws against it, and unlike laws banning same-sex marriage, bigamy laws haven’t been overturned, that’s why. But never mind details like that. A Montana man march[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 4:49 pm § in America

South Carolina approves KKK’s pro-Confederate flag rally at capitol

 Do I know The Guy Holding the Flag???????????? Photo: Getty Images The white supremacist Ku Klux Klan has received approval from South Carolina officials to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at the state capitol, a newspaper reported on Monday, less than two weeks after a white man shot dead nine [...]

July 1st, 2015 - 12:48 pm § in Uncategorized

Airlines under antitrust scrutiny for limiting seats

Anyone who has flown in the last few years knows planes tend to be full, it’s hard to book a flight on short notice, and last-minute tickets are shockingly expensive. Now, federal antitrust regulators are looking into whether the four major domestic airlines — American, Delta, Southwest,[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 11:26 am § in Misc., Politics

Why the rich are doing great while the middle class isn’t

“There are several reasons why the top 1% has done so much better, says Josh Bivens, EPI’s research and policy director. These include tax cuts for the rich, deregulation of Wall Street and big increases in executive compensation. At the same time, the weakening of unions and the failure[...]

July 1st, 2015 - 11:08 am § in Misc.

Trump Trumped