The Right Way To Approach Raising the Minimum Wage

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Raising the minimum wage, far from being a comprehensive solution, is at best a temporary fix to a much more fundamental problem.

Raising the Minimum Wage: More Complicated Than It Seems

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The Rev. Dr. Neil O’Farrell looks at the ethics of raising wages for our poorest workers

OPEN THREAD: Could Naked Pictures of Your Kids Be Mistaken For Pornography?

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How hard is it to determine what is an “innocent” family memory and what is actual child pornography?

Girls’ Superhero Underwear Is Selling Out Online: Are Retailers Listening?

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Fruit of the Loom now offers DC Comics licensed superhero underwear for girls, and it’s a huge hit!

Kids Challenging Gender Barriers, One Pair of Batman Undies at a Time

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Tom Burns found an unexpected ally in the fight to bring equality to the kids’ underpants selection. Now he needs your help.

Sweatshop Fire in Bangladesh: Tragedy Repeats Itself

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Noah Brand questions whether the recent tragedy in Bangladesh will have any influence on international workplace safety reform

Bored Poem (aka “The Taco Poem”)

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“Taco taco taco taco taco taco….” This is the poem, written by an elementary school student, that had us all buzzing like a Devil Taco in a Walmart.

Is The Laurens, SC “Purity Pledge” For Real?

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Former resident Lauren Hale wants to get to the bottom of the so-called Purity Pledge rumored to require Republicans pledge not to have premarital sex.

The 10 at 10: January 12

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If Jesus were on Earth today, which Walmart would he attend, and what if he put a banana in your shelby?

Coming Soon to Walmart: Wine-Drunk Terrorist Hunters

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Walmart is taking its Americana approach to new heights by installing wine vending machines and partnering with Homeland Security to crack down on checkout-lane terror.

10 at 10: December 7

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Julian Assange, bomb squads, and Martian sand. Gird your loins for the 10 at 10.

Walmart’s Reign of Terror

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Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the chain’s “low wage, low-benefit” model over the past decade.

Mr. McDonald Goes to Washington

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Employees of a McDonald’s franchise in Ohio received a letter along with their most recent paycheck, stating that “if the right people are elected, we will be able to continue with raises and benefits … if others are elected, we will not.”