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Elon Musk's Twitter clown car

Before dawn on Friday the 13th, Elon Musk may have murdered his Twitter takeover.  The mercurial Musk at 5:44am ET tweeted: "Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less... read more .  

America Fatigue Syndrome

I am so tired of the United States of America. Perhaps you are tired of America, too. You may be an American who has – like many of us outside of America – become exhausted by and with America.  Read more .  

French Drains: Are They Worth It?

Poorly draining soil and low ground can easily leave standing water in your yard. Not only can this be a nuisance, but it can also be a threat to your property. Stagnant water can result in lawn, tree, basement and foundation damage, which can hurt your home’s value and lead to... read more .

3M’s Selective Deafness

The 3M Company continues its efforts to evade responsibility for having sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military from 2006 to 2015. On March 4, 3M’s ally, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, filed an amicus brief in support of 3M’s appeal through the bellwether trial process in... read more .

Disney Didn’t Leave the GOP Behind — Culture Did

Once upon a time, Disney-bashing was primarily a liberal activity. Whether it was the company’s perceived stale, Cold War-era morality, its stranglehold on global pop culture or simply its role as one of America’s preeminent corporate monoliths, the company was a reliable punching bag for pugilistic left-of-center activists and cultural critics. Read more .

Corporate America’s Long Con

In recent months, the burgeoning unionization drives at companies such as Amazon and Starbucks have provided some of the only encouraging political news in this dreary, fussy year in American life. Still, while workers’ rights at these companies may be on the upswing, it remains pretty clear that gliding through life in the e-suites is a better deal than.. .read more.