National Politics

Artisanal Union-Busting

Posted June 10, 2014 by Chris Lehmann

Whole Foods has attempted to crush anything resembling a union drive among its employees. Don’t look now, but Whole Foods seems to be interpreting the “whole planet” part of its corporate branding as a Manifest Destiny-style call to market conquest.
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Why Do We Only Remember Bra-Burning?

Posted June 9, 2014 by Jennifer Lee

Our Memory of the Women’s Liberation Movement Is Jarringly Incomplete. Imagine an America where women had the right to vote but could be rejected for a job because of their gender. Imagine an America where women were refused admission to
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Lack of Funding is the Real VA Scandal

Posted June 3, 2014 by

As the firestorm about wait times at VA facilities continues, political representatives from both parties insist that waits must be eliminated for veterans seeking care. Now that Republicans have succeeded in forcing the resignation of Secretary of the Department of
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Triumph and Tragedy in “America’s Bicycle Capital”

Posted May 6, 2014 by Chris Bruntlett

Rumour has it there is a sign on the wall inside the Portland Bureau of Planning that declares: “We planned… And it worked!” They’re not wrong. Portland is the poster child for post-war smart growth, the result of meticulous planning
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