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Showing posts from April, 2022

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.

Muslim Women and the Politics of the Headscarf

As the hijab—the headscarf worn by many Muslim women—has become increasingly visible in global metropolises, it has also become increasingly politicized. Many people are surprised to learn that the hijab, in the sense of a head-covering appears nowhere in the Qur’an. Where it is used, it is as a “curtain” or “barrier” intended to separate the... read more .

LA mayor’s race turns into a tossup

It’s looking overwhelmingly likely that Bass and Caruso will advance to the November runoff. The poll found Caruso rapidly rising and Bass losing ground, meeting in the middle and each winning just under a quarter of the electorate. That far eclipses the other contenders, who were still mired in single digits.  Read more.

Justice: Ketanji Brown Jackson Makes “Herstory” as First Black Woman Confirmed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate voted 53-47 on Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. She will be the first Black woman and first former public defender to serve on the country’s top court. While Jackson’s confirmation was a “monumental moment in United States history,” it was... read more .