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It’s absolutely stunning to hear the quotes and soundbites coming out of Congress regarding the Detroit bailout being debated. Where were these Representatives and Senators when Congress was piling on benefit costs, “gas guzzler” taxes, higher CAFE standards, and pillorying them for attempting to renegotiate labor contracts that put GM, Ford, and Chrysler at a [...]
On this day in 1933 the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, better known as Prohibition, was repealed with the ratification of the 21st Amendment. In terms of structured civil disobedience, the law prohibiting the sale of alcohol during Prohibition has no equal in history. Traffic laws are routinely disobeyed but society does not implement [...]
Map courtesy of Papercuts, a website that tracks job cuts in the newspaper industry.