Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash. Both meanings apply to Burger King’s current effort to take over Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee-and-doughnut …
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Sep 06 2014
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Oct 30 2013
Charting a better path for our public schools:Even middle-class students no longer get a fair shot at a solid education.
Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education decision, separate but unequal school systems still stunt our nation’s potential. After the 1954 ruling, segregating racially within a town or county became much more cumbersome without coming to an end. New towns blossomed, largely through restrictive zoning, that were …
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Aug 07 2013
When personalized becomes predatory: Advertisers set their strategies according to damaging stereotypes.
What do you think of when you hear the words “internet surveillance”? If you’ve been following the news, you might be thinking about the National Security Agency’s PRISM spying program. Or maybe you’re recalling debates about the age-old battle between security and liberty and deciding where to draw the line. That’s not the whole story, …
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May 11 2013
Fashion victims: The gravitational pull of corporate greed makes clothing factories prone to disasters like the recent tragedy in Bangladesh.
You see it in stores across our country and around the world: colorful and stylish clothing with happy-sounding brand names like Children’s Place, Papaya, Joe Fresh, and Mango. But you don’t see the factories where these cheerful garments are made. Nor are we shown the strained faces of the impoverished workers who make them, paid …
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Apr 08 2013
Today, corporate profits are setting all-time records while middle class families continue to struggle financially. These trends are intertwined. Whether you’ve clicked to send your tax forms to the IRS along the cyber-highway or dropped your return in the old-fashioned blue mailbox, you’ll be paying extra to cover the growing amount of taxes that the …
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