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A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

1. Which of the following statements is true?
A: George W. Bush has been arrested four times.
B: George W. Bush is the first President with an MBA.

So onward into 2003 we go, amid INS roundups of Middle Easterners in
Southern California and the grand hunt for Saddam's "material breaches,"
which could be a song out of Gilbert and Sullivan.

How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a
corporate entertainment system?

The financial scandals continue to produce more outrageous revelations,
but lately they come with lurid personal details more appropriate to
bottom-dwelling tabloids than the Wall Street Jou

Dear Dr. Madlaw,
   As a newly elected member of Congress, I am appalled at the high cost
of living in Washington. What's a hard-working public servant to do?

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

(An Upper East Side Sea Chanty
Sung to the tune of 'Blow the Man Down')

Blogs

Seattle is the seventh city in eight weeks where fast food workers have gone on strike.

May 30, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

What's happening in St. Louis doesn’t look like a coal-field war, but the same things are at stake: reciprocity, respect, fair play.

May 23, 2013

A new study says nearly 2 million workers with taxpayer-supported jobs make $12 per hour or less.

May 21, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

“Behind every fortune lies a crime,” said Balzac—allegedly true for the fortune inherited by Penny Pritzker. Though nowadays, as the finances of Obama's Commerce pick show, the crime is how much is not illegal at all.

May 6, 2013

A senior member of Congress pushes retailers and brands to make “the moral choice” to address condition that produce predictable tragedy.

May 6, 2013

Workers will travel from around the country to meet supporters and then converge on the retail giant in Bentonville.

May 5, 2013

Bank accountability activists continue to send a clear message to the big banks: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

April 30, 2013

Wednesday’s coordinated worker delegations should represent the largest mobilization of OUR Walmart members since the Black Friday strikes.

April 23, 2013