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A Message from Wal-Mart
Our employees are fine. Stop asking so many questions.
| December 07, 2012
Watertown vs. Walmart
Some 75 people stand holding signs along Watertown's Arsenal Street on Saturday morning as Mike Mandel shouts their goal: to keep Walmart from moving in up the road.
Thinking Outside the Big Box
| May 11, 2012
Too big to sue: Wal-Mart versus women
Getting screwed just isn't enough. Stripped of all the legal mumbo-jumbo, that's what the five Republican-appointed justices on the Supreme Court decided when they threw out claims that Wal-Mart's 1.5 million female workers were systematically discrimin
When the Supreme Court disallowed a discrimination case against the giant retailer, it hurt workers across the nation
| June 24, 2011
The secret history of the claw machine
You can find them next to the Kiddie Room at Funspot in Laconia, NH; in the dark depths of the Dream Machine Arcade in the Walpole Mall; and 24 hours a day in the Boston Bowl Game Room.
Mark of the claw
| June 10, 2011
Meet Your Next Favorite Viral Video: Perhaps We Need A Wal*Mart In Boston After All
I Have Little Doubt That This Will Be The Biggest Viral Video This Summer Unless They Make A Version With Some Cats Shaking Their Pussies...
| May 18, 2011
Privatizing space: Houston, we have profit!
The best of all super-sized worlds head to outer space.
| March 18, 2011
Attack on the middle class!
The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given the job losses, housing bust, and 401(k) wipeout of the past three years — and considering that for 35 years, politicians (and the bankers who own them) have been ham
First they came for your paycheck. Then your house. What's next?
JAMES K. GALBRAITH
| January 07, 2011
Walking on broken glass
There must be some kind of law that kicks in whenever a prominent politician leaves office, requiring every columnist and pundit to blather on at length about the triumphs and tragedies of that esteemed figure's checkered career.
A (very) short list of Baldacci's successes
| December 17, 2010
The world is watching
You are being watched.
If you don't want the government, big industry, and some 15 year old to know your secrets, you're shit out of luck. And so far no one knows what to do about it.
| September 24, 2010
Corporate Persons Are Jerks
"Your cancer is making me rich!"
Big Fat Whale
| January 29, 2010
2009: The year in books
Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best books the Phoenix reviewed in 2009.
True stories - fact and fiction
| December 25, 2009
Review: Capitalism: A Love Story
In his new film about the Wall Street meltdown, Michael Moore — surprise! — denounces capitalism and its exploitation of the working class. Not that he's above doing a little exploiting himself.
Moore of the same: Capitalism fails to make a prophet
| October 02, 2009
The Big Hurt: Pop eroticism, faux sincerity, and sperm motility
I am a man who loves a good corporate doofus, and this week's glistening-prize-hog-doofus quote goes to TOM WELCH , Wal-Mart's senior music buyer, who manages to make Foreigner sound even squarer than Foreigner.
Music News in Brief
| August 07, 2009
Many Americans feel as if they'd been living helplessly amid the handiwork of extraterrestrials, as if a spaceship had suddenly blown in and zapped the landscape with suburban sprawl while sucking up middle-class wages in exchange for low-paid service w
How Sam Walton changed America
| July 10, 2009
It started out normally: I was filling a 90-day prescription at Hannaford, and my insurance co-pay was $20. But wait! said the woman behind the counter. Was I a Hannaford Healthy Saver?
Cheaper prescriptions — for free?
| February 25, 2009
The Case Against Cyber Monday
I’m begging sane people to avoid the term “Cyber Monday.” In fact, after finishing this blog post...
| December 01, 2008
Rock and rote
Three decades in, AC/DC’s conservatism pays off
| November 05, 2008
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