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The Hamburglar Of Passion

By David Rutter

The Steve Easterbrook Story should be a movie soon on Hallmark, as soon as Hallmark develops an X-rated romance channel.

The movie? Call it "The Hamburglar of Passion."

In the meantime, we must console ourselves with unintended real-life comedy taken to the heights - or maybe lowest depths - of American capitalism.

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Posted on August 10, 2020

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By The Beachwood Bookmaking Bureau
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Posted on April 1, 2019

The Hamburglar Of Passion

By David Rutter
McDonald's might have trouble with pickles and ketchup, but sex? That's sort of a surprise.

Posted on August 10, 2020

Why We Should Cancel Black Grads' Debt

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
Black college grads end up with $25,000 more in loans than whites. Canceling those loans for people who have been denied wealth-building opportunities is a moral and economic imperative.

Posted on August 10, 2020

Infinite Corporate Greed Is Literally Killing Us

By Ralph Nader/Common Dreams
When enough is never enough.

Posted on August 8, 2020

Stark Rich-Poor Divide In How U.S. Children Are Taught Remotely

By Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report
Instead of hours per day, the survey revealed that it was how students were being taught that clearly varied by income.

Posted on August 1, 2020

Fixing ComEd

By Abe Scarr/Illinois PIRG
It has been plain to see to anyone willing to look: ComEd and Exelon have used political power to corrupt utility regulation in Illinois.

Posted on July 30, 2020

Don't You Forget About Them: Custodians, Cafeteria Workers, Bus Drivers And Substitutes

By Andre Perry and Annelies Goger/The Hechinger Report
We need millions more from the federal government to protect the most vulnerable school staff if we're going to keep everyone safe in schools.

Posted on July 29, 2020

Goodbye, Columbus

By David Rutter
The real Lost Cause.

Posted on July 27, 2020

Why We Should Love Hamilton Less And Truth More

By David Rutter
Lin-Manuel Miranda has been confronted by these issues from the very beginning and acknowledged what he wrote is not close to the truth. It's not even an artistic "truth."

Posted on July 24, 2020

EU Court (Again): NSA Spying Makes U.S. Companies Privacy-Deficient

By The Electronic Frontier Foundation
The message to the U.S. government is simple: Fix U.S. mass surveillance, or undermine one of the United States' major industries.

Posted on July 20, 2020

Trump Administration Shelving Bank Redlining Probes

By Patrick Rucker/The Capitol Forum via ProPublica
The chief federal financial regulator has virtually abandoned civil rights enforcement.

Posted on July 18, 2020

Protestant White Supremacy

By Tiffany Puett/The Conversation
As the dominant religion in the U.S., Protestant Christianity's dominance has long been enmeshed with the racial dominance of whiteness.

Posted on July 16, 2020

Stand Up For Your Lungs

By The American Lung Association
Nearly half of Americans live in areas with unhealthy air quality, and the effects of climate change worsen air pollution.

Posted on July 15, 2020

We Tortured Some Folks

During rendition flights, victims were often stripped naked, sexually assaulted, diapered, chained, and strapped down to the floor of an airplane as part of a brutal procedure known as "capture shock" treatment.

Posted on July 13, 2020

Defund Private Schools

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
Public schools are not the problem. Racism is. Parents don't need escape hatches; we need states to remove the structures that inhibit public school districts that serve Black and Brown children.

Posted on July 9, 2020

The Racial Mortgage Gap

By Redfin
Denial rates for prospective Black homebuyers are more than 10 percentage points higher than for whites in Milwaukee, San Francisco, Detroit, St. Louis and Chicago.

Posted on July 8, 2020

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