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I think highly of Vanity Fair’s Gabe Sherman, but his latest piece with the information that Moscow MItch is giving Trump until Labor Day to turn things around or he is on his own is complete and utter bullshit. Nervous Republicans worried about losing the Senate are now debating when...

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  • July 3, 2020

Probably the perfect example of the abuse of free-market capitalism: to use prison labor below minimum wage in general, but even more perfect exploitation to have such labor do boiler room work in call centers for political campaigns. Easy to imagine what GOP subcontractors do in an age of NRA money...

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  • December 24, 2019

John Washington of The Intercept recently published this report about the use of prison labor by Mike Bloomberg’s presidential bid to make phone calls on behalf of the Bloomberg campaign: FORMER NEW YORK CITY mayor and multibillionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg used prison labor to make campaign calls. Through a...

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  • December 24, 2019

Most folks aren’t sure what the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) does.  But this quiet federal  investigative and judicial agency  can influence the job standards of almost every worker in the United States.  The NLRB oversees workers’ efforts to form, or dissolve unions.  It limits employers from threatening to fire...

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  • December 22, 2019

The Wall Street Journal, reporting on a study by Stanford University, debunks a favorite Republican talking point and reports that “Fears Obamacare Would Be A Job Killer Were Wrong.”  As Michael Derby at the WSJ explains: Projections that the Obama administration’s signature health-care legislation would drive workers out of the labor...

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  • July 26, 2017
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