Gun Control Around the Anglosphere

Our English-speaking brethren have much less tolerance for massacres than we do.

Price Differentiation and Class Consciousness

Apparently, more expensive versions of products are often better.

Streaming Service Consolidation

There are too many products chasing too few consumers.

A Great Realignment?

As Democrats gain college-educated voters, they’re losing Hispanics and men.

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Inflation Hits 9.1%

The CPI has hit yet another four-decade high.

Commercializing Juneteenth

The longstanding celebration that become a national holiday last year is being exploited for profit!

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The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

Snow Hits DC, Idiocy Ensues

People failing to treat emergencies as emergencies make matters worse.

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Vigilante Politics

We’re likely to see more instances like the Capitol Riot and the Kyle Rittenhouse shootings.

Chappelle’s Last Netflix Special

“The Closer” delivers more of what people love and hate about the GOAT.

The Supply Chain is Still Broken

Why products are still hard to find and prices are so high.

Punishing the Virtuous to Protect the Jerks

It’s time for our political leaders to grow a spine.

Retail Employees as Vaccine Police

The new CDC guidelines raise some serious questions.

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

Florida Governor Bans Vaccine Passports

He probably lacks the legal authority. And business interests in is state will fight hard against him.

Masks Biggest Factor in US Coronavirus Debacle

We were much slower and have higher non-conformity than countries that have it under control.

Toxic Hand Sanitizer!

Apparently, we’re not supposed to drink the stuff.

Virginia Cracking Down on Workplace Safety, Filling OSHA Void

The Commonwealth is the first state in the nation to issue regulations.

Civility Strained by Coronavirus

We’re a long, long way from normal.

Food Shortages in Our Future

The bad news keeps on coming.

Lindsey Graham Faces A Challenge In 2020

Lindsey Graham faces a potentially interesting challenge in his 2020 re-election bid.

Bernie Sanders Raises $25 Million In Third Quarter

Bernie Sanders has slipped in the polls but retains his ability to raise money.

Beto O’Rourke Hands Republicans A Gift On Guns

At last week’s debate, Beto O’Rourke handed Republicans and gun rights advocates a nicely wrapped gift with his claim that he would seize guns from otherwise law-abiding Americans.

Trump’s New Tariffs Are Going To Hurt

President Trump’s newest tariffs went into effect over the weekend. They’re going to hurt.

Poll Shows Increased Support For Gun Control Measures, But Will It Last?

In the wake of the back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio, a new poll shows increased support for some gun control measures. But we’ve been here before.

On A Day That Called For National Unity, Trump Reverted To Attacks And Division

On a day that called for national unity and empathy, President Trump couldn’t help but revert to form.

Trump’s Newest China Tariffs Are Going To Hurt Americans

The new round of tariffs on Chinese made goods that the President announced late last week will have a particularly severe impact on consumers and retailers.

20 Dead, 26 Injured In El Paso Mass Shooting. Hate Crime Suspected.

Another day, another mass shooting and, as is becoming all too common in this country, this one appears to have been racially motivated.

Trump Picks Eugene Scalia, Son Of Late SCOTUS Justice, As Secretary Of Labor

President Trump has named his pick for Labor Secretary.

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Men, Work, and Self-Worth

Most of us define ourselves largely through our jobs. That’s increasingly a problem.

Trump Set To Place Tariffs On Another $540 Billion Of Chinese Goods

The Trump Administration is proposing another round of tariffs on even more Chinese goods.

Bernie Sanders Is Running For President Again

Bernie is back and running for President, but he’s likely to face a tougher road this time around.

Ocasio-Cortez, Like Trump, is Immune to Fact Checks

In both cases, appeals to emotion are not diminished by disregard for accuracy.

Despite Missteps, Republican Likely To Win Mississippi Senate Runoff

Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has made several mistakes since Election Day, but she’s likely to win tomorrow’s runoff election.

Is Steve King’s Record Of Hatred, Fear, And Xenophobia Finally Catching Up With Him?

Congressman Steve King’s anti-immigrant, xenophobic rhetoric hasn’t bothered his constituents for twenty years, but he suddenly finds himself the focus of controversy and possibly vulnerable. It couldn’t happen to a more well-deserving guy.

October Delivers A Solid Jobs Report

Jobs Growth in October exceeded expectations, as did wage growth. It’s unclear, though, how long these numbers can be sustained.

Trump’s Trade Chickens Coming Home To Roost

After nearly a year, Trump’s trade policies are having their inevitable negative impact inside the United States.

Sears Files For Chapter 11, Faces An Uncertain Future

Once the iconic American retail store, Sears now faces the possibility that it may end up fading into history.

The Beginning Of The End Of Sears Appears To Be At Hand

A once iconic American retailer appears to be on its last legs.

Amazon Becomes Second Company To Hit $1,000,000,000,000 Market Value

Amazon has joined Apple to become the second American corporation to reach $1,000,000,000,000 in market valuation.

Oregon State Agency Alleges Walmart’s Age Restriction on Gun Sales Violates State Law

An Oregon state agency is suggesting that Walmart’s decision to restrict arms sales to bar people under 21, but over 18, from being able to purchase firearms violates state law.

Trump To Postmaster General: Raise Rates On Amazon

President Trump continues his unhinged, and unsupported by facts, war on Amazon and its owner Jeff Bezos by pressuring an independent agency to raise shipping rates.

Nashville Waffle House Shooting Reveals Gaps In Gun Laws

Travis Reinking shot four people dead in Nashville over the weekend with a gun that he wasn’t supposed to have access to. Thanks to what seem to be loopholes in existing gun laws, he had one anyway.

The End Of The Credit Card Signature

The next time you sign a credit card receipt could be the last.

The DJIA and a Potential Trade War

The DJIA (and other markets) are not too happy about all of this trade war talk.

New Poll Shows Strong Support For A Variety Of Gun Control Measures

New polling shows that public support for several gun control proposals continue to increase in the wake of February’s shooting at a Parkland, Florida High School.

Polls Show Support For Gun Control Measures At 25-Year High

Polls released since the Parkland, Florida shooting show that support for gun control measures is at its highest level since 1993, but will it last?

Michigan Man Sues Dick’s Over Gun Age Restriction Policy

Another lawsuit has been filed against Dick’s Sporting Goods over its policy barring gun sales based on age.

20-Year-Old Sues Dick’s and Walmart Over Gun Discrimination

The inevitable response to announcements by the big box stores that they would not sell guns to those under 21 has arrived.