Severe Shortage of OTR Truckers Threatens U.S. Economy

Even though the U.S. currently enjoys a low level of unemployment, trucking companies are doing what economists have said firms need to do to attract and retain workers: They’re hiking pay significantly, offering bonuses and even recruiting people they previously wouldn’t have considered…but it’s not working. The industry reports a growing labor shortage — 63,000…

In Defense of Boomers

The way people talk about baby boomers being the source of so many problems in our modern-day world, you’d think we were a generation that spanned over hundreds of years. In actuality, boomers are people that were born roughly between 1943 and 1960. That’s an 18-year time span (give or take.) Yet millennials and, to a lesser…

U.S. Democracy is Dying from Voter Neglect

For a nation that proudly portrays itself as the protector of democratic principles, we have done an incredibly lousy job of practicing what we preach. The result is that U.S. democracy is dying from neglect. For instance: We have a party (Republicans) devoted to making it harder, not easier for all the people of America…

Trump’s Lies About Amazon and the Post Office

President Trump issued an unexpected and typically uninformed…well…stupid, executive order Thursday night creating a federal task force to investigate the U.S. Postal Service’s finances, including its pricing and workforce costs. “The USPS is on an unsustainable financial path and must be restructured to prevent a taxpayer-funded bailout,” the executive order reads. The Postal Service on Friday said it…

Still Think Russian Interference Won’t Affect You? Try No Electricity in August.

On June 13, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified to the Senate Intelligence committee about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Sessions was greeted by an unexpected change in focus from Senator John McCain after nervously taking hours of questions about his knowledge of the plot. “Quietly, the Kremlin has been trying to map the United…