Category Archives: Bidness

Paid Leave And D.C.’s Petite–And Petty–Bourgeoisie

So The Washington Post only endorsed Reeder for the At-Large Council position, citing opposition to Silverman on the basis of her support of D.C.’s paid family leave law. This should be expected for an editorial page run by Fred Hiatt … Continue reading

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Council Chairman Mendelson Is Still Being Disingenuous About Initiative 77

Tuesday, the D.C. Council passed the first vote to overturn the Initiative 77 referendum which would have raised the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15/hour by 2025. One of the supporters of Initiative 77, Council Member Elissa Silverman, proposed … Continue reading

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Don’t Think The Trumps Were The Only Landlords To Screw Their Renters

Yesterday, the NY Times published a bombshell story describing in great detail how much of Il Trumpe’s fortune was built on his father’s wealth and tax fraud. This part makes you think (boldface mine): One of the first steps came … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, New Democrats Are Cannibalizing Themselves

Which is a very good thing, actually. Consider this a happy news story interlude (boldface mine): The nonpartisan political group No Labels, along with a number of affiliated super PACs, is facing a lawsuit from contractors who say they were … Continue reading

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It’s Often About The Banks

By way of Naked Capitalism, I came across this long, but excellent, movie about how the UK has morphed from having a physical empire to having a financial one, one revolving around former colonial territories which now serve as tax … Continue reading

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The Conservative Con Rolls On

While the left, construed very broadly, needs to keep an eye on the #Resistance grifters, they have nothing on conmen like Alex Jones (boldface mine): Kelly Jones compared Mr. Jones’s marketing to that of a televangelist, preaching to his faithful, … Continue reading

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Why Does Senator Susan Collins Hate Free Speech?

Well, at least the Roberts’ Court definition of free speech, which is to say campaign donations. Republican Senator Susan Collins isn’t happy with the online pledge effort that has raised over $1 million and would be donated to a Democratic … Continue reading

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