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March 2nd, 2021 - 6:48 pm § in Business, Economics, Politics

Biden signals support for unions

During the fall campaign, President Biden promised to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” Those weren’t empty words. He immediately fired the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel and deputy general counsel, both Trump appointees. On Sunday, February 28, [...]

March 1st, 2021 - 7:35 pm § in Business, Economics, Politics

Why a wealth tax may be a bad idea

“A slew of Democrats on Capitol Hill” including Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have “proposed a 3% total annual tax on wealth exceeding $1 billion” and 2% on $50 million to $1 billion, The Hill reported on Monday, March 1, 2021. Read story here.    The aim of the[...]

February 25th, 2021 - 1:18 pm § in Business, Economics, Health

Burned out nurses are quitting in droves

It isn’t just the endless hours, separation from their families, stress, and heartbreak from watching patients die. What’s really breaking their spirit is how they’re treated by the profit-obsessed managers running our for-profit health care system. They’re exploited: “[...]

February 15th, 2021 - 11:04 pm § in America, Biden, Business, Donald Trump, Politics

Will fleeing Republicans join the Democrats?

It seems like a preposterous idea. But there was a time when both parties had conservative and liberal wings. And the current leader of the Democratic Party is, by almost any reasonable measure, a moderate. And it’s hard to see traditional Republicans making common cause — or being seen [...]

February 4th, 2021 - 12:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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January 29th, 2021 - 9:51 pm § in Biden, Business, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs

What China’s Xi told Davos attendees

Whenever Xi Jinping speaks, the world listens, and on January 25, 2021, China’s leader spent 25 minutes seeking to exert white-glove persuasion on virtual attendees of this year’s Davos World Economic Forum. Davos is an invitation-only confab of political and business VIPs at a fancy Swi[...]

January 28th, 2021 - 5:27 pm § in Business, Schools & Colleges

Employers starting to back off from demanding degrees

“Eleven years ago, Allie Cornett … left school, and went to work in the hospitality industry as a tour guide. For the next decade, she found herself repeatedly running into the same wall. ‘I have been told multiple times that I have a great resumé, and lots of experience, but no d[...]

January 18th, 2021 - 12:54 pm § in America, Biden, Business, Economics, Environment, Science

Whither climate policy?

With the impending change in U.S. administrations, we can look forward to a more rational science-based climate policy (I say “more” because Republicans in Congress will throw up impediments), but will it — will anything — be enough? In these extracts from an article original[...]

January 9th, 2021 - 10:55 am § in Business, Politics

Mark Cuban teaches capitalism to Sen. Josh Hawley

S See complete text of Hawley’s tweet below: [Editor’s note: The First Amendment only applies to government, not private companies, which can censor to their heart’s content. A U.S. Senator doesn’t know that? Of course he does. Hawley is a Yale Law graduate and former Supreme[...]

January 7th, 2021 - 10:11 pm § in America, Business, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Compilation of Capitol Riot Stories

Collected from The-Ave.US front page: Feeble Defender: Rush Limbaugh Praises Mob, Compares Riot To Lexington And Concord — story here Casualty List: Capitol Police Officer Dies From Riot Injuries — story here Four Rioters Died; Shot, Trampled, Heart Attack, Stroke — story here W[...]