The Economy

Army Recruiter Goes from Marketing the Military to Marketing Himself

MANHATTAN — “I have plans, and I have backup plans,” explained retired Staff Sgt. Joe Pascanic, a former recruiter for the U.S. Army. “That’s one thing I learned in the military. Always have your Plan B, and your Plan C.”

Senate Gets Tough On “Limited Liability” to Rein in, Humanize Corporations

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, has launched a bold new “tough on crime” initiative that would imprison or fine shareholders for corporate crimes committed in their name. Punishment would depend on the severity of the crime and the number of shares owned.

Public Relations Industry Forecasts a Series of Massive Layoffs

Public relations firms across the country predict massive layoffs in the coming months due to recent legislation outlawing the firms’ most lucrative practices.

Prison Industry Looks Within

An experimental new program spearheaded by the Department of Justice and the Department of Corrections will place federal and state lawmakers, criminal court prosecutors and judges, wardens, and guards in five randomly-chosen prisons for a period of three days per year.

Pharmaceutical Law Revised to End Corruption

Revisions in the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (S.2029) will now make it a Class D federal felony for physicians to accept more than $25 annually in gifts or other rewards from pharmaceutical companies or biological product and medical device manufacturers.

Nationalized Oil To Fund Climate Change Efforts

Congress has voted to place ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, and other major oil companies under public stewardship.

High-Speed Internet Hits Fast Track to Appalachia

Massive public support pushes the Internet Freedom Preservation Act through both houses of Congress.

The Fine Print

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The dozens of volunteer citizens who produced this paper spent the last eight years dreaming of a better world for themselves, their friends, and any descendants they might end up having. Today, [...]

Special Edition

Two years ago, who would have dared to image we’d elect, as President of the United States, an African-American community organizer?
Six months ago, who would have predicted we’d enact universal health care, reform our education system, establish a maximum wage and “true cost” tax, and start taking steps to make our cities more livable — [...]

Congress Returns Civics to High School Curriculum

Congressional spokespeople announced a funding appropriation to return the subject of civics to high school curricula nationwide.