Consumerism Kills Long Island Wal-Mart Worker

Ok, maybe the title of this post is a tad hyperbolic, but Jesus wept–I don’t care what day of the year it is, working retail should not be a life-threatening pursuit: A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police...

Lack of Federal Inspection Endangers Food Safety

Forty years ago, when I was a kid, I worked in a plant that processed blocks of frozen fish into fish sticks. There was a USDA inspector on site every day who routinely tested samples from every batch of fish we processed, and at least once a week he would shut down one of the lines because a lot was either...

File Under: ‘Parody Is Superfluous’ (UPDATED)

Looks like Buddy Christ has walked off the big screen and onto the shelves of North America’s largest retailer. In These Times reports that Wal-Mart is selling a 12-inch talking Jesus doll – a 12-inch talking Jesus doll that “looks remarkably like the Brawny Paper Towel Man, has kung-fu...