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Author of Shuts & Failures t.co/oO3pnIYrzY. Writes for @dagblog, @Reuters, @Mcsweeneys, @esquiremag, @forbes, @tNYPress, @tpm @thedailybeast

How WalMart Fooled The World

dagblog.com — We are going to see several southern states object to AP History courses in the public high schools. They are not happy with history that don't cover American exceptionalism and their version of history. This also ties in with the common core battle.

Walmart’s Wage Hike Still About Greed

thedailybeast.com — With much fanfare and platitudes like, "our people make the difference," WalMart has achieved a public relations coup by granting quite meager raises to its employees. The headlines make the $277 billion (market cap) company look quite generous as it has raised its starting hourly wage immediately to $9 an hour, which is 19% higher than the prevailing federal minimum wage.

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The Things We Leave Undone While We Sweat The Small Stuff

dagblog.com — In this country millions of children are going hungry. There are as many reasons as there are hungry children, but not a single one of them is the fault of the child. This year's count puts the homeless at nearly 600,000. Many of them are our veterans, come home from wars with wounds that won't heal.

Woody Allen's Progressive Legacy Is Worth Saving

dagblog.com — Allen's work typically is informed by psychology, sociology and philosophy. Broadly speaking, those all are aspects of politics, so while Allen is not an explicitly political filmmaker or writer, his work adds up to a political worldview that should appeal to secular progressives.

Woody Allen's Progressive Legacy Is Worth Saving

talkingpointsmemo.com — Woody Allen's critics see his continued achievements as an affront. The chorus calling for his banishment from social influence has grown louder since last year, when Dylan Farrow wrote publicly about her sexual abuse allegations just as Allen received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

Bitcoin Could Make Zimbabwean Currency Look Like a Beacon of Stability

thedailybeast.com — The World Economic Forum in Davos is the new Time magazine of conferences, influential but always late to the party. If something was edgy, pressing or groundbreaking years ago, Davos is on it now. In 2013, our prophets of profits tackled systemic risk in complex, interconnected systems. Last year, the Masters of the Universe got hip to climate change.

Obama's Middle Class Legacy

dagblog.com — We wound up with a robust Fed response and a weaker response from the government that turned into a counter-productive response. The Fed actions structurally flow to the rich, so the middle class lost ground. Within the context of what Congress allowed, it's hard to be too angry at Obama.

51% of Children in School Live in Poverty-Shame on USA

dagblog.com — It is a real struggle for families with limited income to give their children the support they need in school. These kids enter school with out everything they need. There isn't money for music lessons or even the fees to pay for the school rent of a instrument.

FICTION: Bisbee, by Chris Offutt

michaelmaiello.tumblr.com — okeypanky: Lucy had been raised to hold grudges forever, but long ago realized it required more effort than she cared to exert. She remembered the very moment when she'd suddenly understood that forgiveness had nothing to do with an adversary, but would benefit solely herself.
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Feb 27, 2015

@NovelistsCorner Patrick Bateman. So great that Twitter wanted me to tag actor Jason @batemanjason

Feb 27, 2015

Clinton is definitely running for president. I know because the entire internet is talking about nothing but a blue dress.

Feb 26, 2015

Bill O'Reilly says he saw nuns being shot b/c he saw photos of it. You should hear about what I saw Madonna do in the 80s.

Feb 26, 2015

RT @natashagural: Autobiography (With Oysters, Orgy) A 32-year-old Anton Chekhov writes to V. A. Tihonov. theparisreview.org/blog/2015/02/2…

Feb 26, 2015

RT @anamariecox: This Common Core panel has a lot of testing minutia but is really low on how it’s all a mind control project for FEMA labor camps.

Feb 24, 2015

RT @grace_land: "It is precisely the raggedness of this story that makes it so valuable." @dbgerrard on Irritable Hearts: biographile.com/irritable-hear…

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