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    California plastic bag ban put on hold for almost 2 years
    A ban on single-use plastic bags from pharmacies, grocery, convenience, and liquor stores that was to have taken effect in July of this year was put on hold with an announcement yesterday from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Opponents...
  • The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act is seen with the signature of Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
    Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill despite public support and economic benefit
    Congress waited until it had returned from the President’s Day break to send President Obama the Keystone XL Pipeline approval bill. As Hot Air noted on Tuesday, the president did not take long to use his veto pen. Congress will now try to...
  • It's War Governor Cuomo
    It's War Governor Cuomo!
    It's war! NYSUT is going to call out the Governor and his administration for wanting to end Public Education as we know it. Over the coming weeks, commercials will be aired, banners will be posted all over social media and pins will be worn by...
  • Von Miller
    With drug policy vote looming, Von Miller to serve as Broncos' NFLPA player rep
    When the Denver Broncos released tight end Joel Dressen, they were left without an NFLPA player representative. That vacancy has been filled…for now.On Tuesday, Von Miller was named the team’s interim player representative. The team...
  • Fast food workers to stage renewed protests over low wages
    Fast food workers to stage renewed protests over low wages
    In this age of high income and wealth inequality and stagnate wages, one wonders how long it will be before low wage workers unite effectively. When will there be mass protests for fairness? We see signs that they may be coming. Today,...
  • Proud union worker wearing a hardhat
    Labor Day brings focus to declining union membership
    For entrepreneurs and small businesses struggling to hire employees at reasonable starting wages, the announcements yesterday, September 1 that union membership is declining may be a blessing. Fox News reported that union membership is only a...
  • 'Flame in the Streets' : ordinary love
    'Flame in the Streets'- an honest conversation starter
    With recent events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country, with many Americans of color demonstrating against racial profiling and gun violence, many of us would rather avoid the subject entirely and escape. There has been...
  • The Guild Cinema in Nob Hill, Albuquerque
    Eye-opening documentary on Walmart shows disconnect between PR and the truth
    Shopping at Walmart offers convenience, low prices, and a lot of variety. I finally succumbed after years of resistance to occasionally shopping at Walmart. After all, they were touting that they had local produce, some organic. And their...
  • Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa (R)
    Hoffa
    Movies are meant to entertain. Occasionally they can also educate. In order for a movie to educate authentically it must be factual. If it is not factual it distorts the truth of the events and creates a false history. Movies are universal to...
  • Robert Reich: Border crisis debate ‘between the haters and the big-hearted’
    Robert Reich: Border crisis debate ‘between the haters and the big-hearted'
    While sharing his views on the crisis on the Southern border on his Facebook page on Sunday, former Clinton administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich framed the heated debate on how to deal with those unaccompanied minors already here as one...
  • Pro abortion
    Supreme Court upholds religious freedom and free speech
    The Supreme Court issued two rulings yesterday that could have much wider consequences. Though in each decision the scope was focused on the case at hand it does open the door to some changes regarding Obamacare and public unions.The first case...
  • Friday: 'Citizen Koch' premieres at Gateway Film Center
    Friday: 'Citizen Koch' premieres at Gateway Film Center
    After the Public Broadcasting Systempulled its support of Citizen Kochto appease the Koch brothers, the documentary film was rescued by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Thousands of small donors contributed more to the film than the funding...
  • When should DC Actors hold out for money?
    When should DC Actors hold out for money?
    When faced with non-paying gigs vs. paying gigs, actors generally take one of two approaches: take what comes along and build credits, regardless of pay, or hold out for paying gigs. Where money is involved, there is much controversy and pros and...
  • Set aside intellectual nature
    Nonsense and gibberish strategies at LPS
    We previously examined early phonics reading instruction as an effective tool to protect children against some of the nonsense in schools. When I wrote that, I had no idea nonsense words and gibberish were Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) strategies...
  • Minimum wage of $10 would cost 'significant' job loss, according to CFO survey
    Minimum wage of $10 would cost ‘significant’ job loss, according to CFO survey
    On Thursday, Illinois Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis proposed an increase in the Illinois minimum wage to $10 an hour for workers 26 years old or older that would take place over a period of three years beginning with an increase to...