Here’s Donnie!

Tiffany Trump’s 27th birthday party in Miami last week was a days-long lavish event complete with champagne, dancing and a large gathering of friends. Of course, the party had exquisite decorations, an embellished cake and a to-die-for centerpiece: the sparkling backdrop of a near 16,000 resident death toll in Florida. The first daughter held theContinue reading “Here’s Donnie!”

Don’t Fly Too Close to the Sun, America.

If Donald Trump is a less-eloquent Odysseus with the same amount of arrogance and misguided pride, then the news media are the Trojans who have just located a huge wooden horse at the gate of their city after a ten year siege with the Greeks.  Don’t be deceived by Trump’s lackluster acceptance to concede theContinue reading “Don’t Fly Too Close to the Sun, America.”

Gig workers grieve one of their own and race to the finish line with new bill to protect efforts to organize

Lynn Murray, a 62-year-old Instacart shopper and delivery driver, was reportedly killed when a lone shooter opened fire in a Boulder, Colorado grocery store on March 22. Consistent with other gig workers, Murray was not classified as an employee by Instacart, the company she worked for, and therefore was not guaranteed protections or workers compensationContinue reading “Gig workers grieve one of their own and race to the finish line with new bill to protect efforts to organize”

Jack of all Trades, Professor of One

Torsten Kunert had palm trees delivered to his house in Los Angeles just before answering the phone on Sunday, March 7. “You can go out and spend a real fortune on palm trees,” he said. “So instead I scoured the internet and found a guy who was losing his landscaping business and had tons ofContinue reading “Jack of all Trades, Professor of One”