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Released for Syndication:
06/21/2024
John Ralston went into bargaining with Transco last fall intending to negotiate one of the strongest union contracts in his three decades with the company. ...
Released for Syndication:
06/18/2024
The pervasive view of art-making as a hobby rather than a legitimate career has helped perpetuate the well-known dilemma of the “starving artist.” Statistics confirm the truth of this cliché: Professional creatives in the U.S. are more likely to fall within the lowest income...
Released for Syndication:
06/18/2024
Shortly after the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas War and the beginning of the widescale destruction of Gaza in October 2023, McDonald’s executives in Chicago found themselves inadvertently entangled in the conflict. Local owners of McDonald’s restaurants are given significant autonomy over profits and operations, and...
Released for Syndication:
06/17/2024
Can’t stop eating that bag of chips until you’re licking the salt nestled in the corners of the empty package from your fingers? You’re not alone. And it’s not entirely your fault that the intended final handful of chips was not, indeed, your last for...
Released for Syndication:
06/13/2024
“Until now, we haven’t even tried to make big-city school districts work, especially for children of color,” Jhoanna Maldonado said when Our Schools asked her to describe what Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and his supporters have in mind for the public school system of the...
Released for Syndication:
06/12/2024
2023 stands out as a year in which climate records were set. It also showed us that we have put the cart before the horse regarding renewable energy. Firstly, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported in January 2024 that in the year...
Released for Syndication:
06/12/2024
After a sharp increase in uncontrollable wildfires across the northern U.S. and Canada in recent decades, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Forest Service have been open to new approaches and ways to address the inherent weaknesses of their bureaucracies. Due...
Released for Syndication:
06/11/2024
We know that humans live relatively long lives, and we certainly know that we spend a larger proportion of those lives as children than other species. The question remains: how did we manage to extend this critical period of our growth? When and where did...
Released for Syndication:
06/10/2024
It’s impossible to underscore the importance of healthy rivers: Much of the drinking water supply in the United States comes from rivers. And while your tap water may be clean, unfortunately, tens of millions of Americans don’t have the same assurance, and this...
Released for Syndication:
06/07/2024
There is an obscure mechanism by which fossil fuel companies maintain their global domination even as their products are destroying our futures. Most rank-and-file climate activists haven’t heard of it and most news media rarely discuss it in great detail. It is a tool that...