Monthly Archives: May 2014

SUNDAY NEWS PATROL – May 25, 2014

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hosted a panel to discuss single payer healthcare – the most sensible way to fix our broken and corrupt health-care system. NYT document dump of the government surveillance of Occupy. We all knew this was happening, so is it news? Speaking of documents – there’s a secret trade agreement (TTIP, or […]

SUNDAY NEWS PATROL – May 18, 2014

With all the talking and speeching and discussioning going on about minimum wage laws right now, there is one very important group being perpetually overlooked: tipped workers. America’s waitstaff has enjoyed a federal minimum wage of $2.13/hour since 1991. Employers are legally obligated to make up the difference between what an employee makes including tips […]

SUNDAY NEWS PATROL – May 11, 2014

A new report published by the London School of Economics states quite clearly that several decades of the militarized War On Drugs has failed spectacularly. Here’s a quick read on the subject. The report cites the steady trend in decreasing prices and increasing purity of illicit drugs during this enforcement boondoggle, as well as sprawling […]

SUNDAY NEWS PATROL – May 4, 2014

By now we should all be aware that many large corporations deprive their low-wage employees of fair wages, full-time hours, and benefits. In fact, low-wage employees are victimized more frequently than the victims of actual robberies at banks, stores, and gas stations combined. A new report by CNN Money has revealed the worst of these […]