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Hillary Clinton greets workers at Munster Steel in Hammond, Indiana, United States, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

As Voters Talk, The Collapse Of Trump’s Support Becomes Clearly Audible

Twenty women, mostly swing voters, sitting at conference tables in Columbus, Ohio, and Phoenix on Tuesday night, provide another. “He’s crazy,” says one. “He kind of acts like a 2-year-old,” says another. “I have a 2-year-old. I see the similarities.”

August 11, 2016

Why Did Texas Politicians Cave In To Delusional Paranoia?

Name-brand Texas politicians such as Gov. Greg Abbot and Sen. Ted Cruz have made fools of themselves by lending plausibility to what is essentially a mass psychiatric delusion.

May 6, 2015
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Lower Fares No Substitute For Higher Wages

Low-income workers don’t need noble gestures; they need higher wages.

March 5, 2015
Walmart, Memo Pad, National News, Taxpayers, Government Subsidies, Waltons, Taxes

Walmart’s Wage Increase A Sign Of Booming Job Growth

The economic recovery is real, and it’s going to get better.

February 23, 2015
Walmart, Memo Pad, National News, Taxpayers, Government Subsidies, Waltons, Taxes

Thanksgiving: From The White House To Walmart

Millions of workers will have to show up on Thanksgiving, or lose their jobs.

November 26, 2014

Newsmax’s Ruddy: Raise Minimum Wage, Vote For Common Sense

Even conservatives should see the value in paying workers a fair wage.

October 24, 2014

Walmart Back On Top Of Fortune Global 500 List

Washington (AFP) – U.S. retail king Walmart toppled Royal Dutch Shell from the top spot on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s biggest companies, based on total revenues, the magazine said Monday. Walmart Stores reported $476.3 billion in revenues for 2013 as it ramped up international business. Royal Dutch Shell of the Netherlands, […]

July 7, 2014

Las Vegas Police Release Disturbing Video Of Cop Killers’ Last Moments

By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police on Wednesday released a video of Jerad and Amanda Miller in the final moments of their lives, as they lay barricaded on the floor of a Wal-Mart store Sunday, with Jerad apparently in the throes of death and his wife about to put […]

June 11, 2014

Shooters In Las Vegas Ambush Were Unhappy With Police, Neighbors Say

By John M. Glionna and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — Neighbors of the young couple believed responsible for gunning down two police officers, killing a Walmart shopper, then shooting themselves to death, said the pair owned a variety of guns and talked of being disillusioned with government and police. A neighbor at […]

June 9, 2014
Walmart, Memo Pad, National News, Taxpayers, Government Subsidies, Waltons, Taxes

Walmart’s Top-To-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies

Low-income families weren’t the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives also took a hit. The cutbacks ate into the discount giant’s sales because so many of its low-income customers rely on this public assistance program to help pay for their groceries. And that made it tough for the company’s top brass to […]

June 5, 2014
Walmart, Memo Pad, National News, Taxpayers, Government Subsidies, Waltons, Taxes

Walmart On Welfare: Government Subsidies & Taxpayers For The Waltons

Imagine if Walmarts owners, the Waltons, weren’t on the dole and pulled themselves up by their own proverbial bootstraps.

April 14, 2014

Walmart Reports Big Profit Drop On Weak U.S. Sales

New York (AFP) – U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Thursday reported a 21 percent drop in quarterly earnings due to weak U.S. sales, and gave a tepid forecast for the upcoming year. Quarterly earnings for the period ending January 31 fell from $5.6 billion to $4.4 billion. A big factor was a 0.4 percent decline […]

February 20, 2014
Walmart, Memo Pad, National News, Taxpayers, Government Subsidies, Waltons, Taxes

Walmart Earnings Hit Hard By Food Stamp Cuts

Walmart made it clear last September that they did not have any “position” on the $5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides food stamps to millions of Americans nationwide. However, after disappointing fourth-quarter sales and profits, the company may want to reconsider. The Financial Times reports that although Walmart initially expected […]

February 3, 2014
Walmart, Wages, National News, Taxpayers, Big Business

The Real Walmart: One Store Costs Taxpayers At Least $904,542 Per Year

When low wages leave Walmart workers unable to afford the necessities of life, taxpayers pick up the tab.

June 3, 2013