Walmart Workers Getting Paid Is Good News For All

Walmart Workers Getting Paid Is Good News For All

Walmart has raised wages for its workers to a minimum of $9 per hour, with a minimum of $10 per hour beginning in 2016. This equals a massive 37% raise for those currently making the U.S. federal minimum wage, which raise isn’t so massive when you realize it just means for every 5 hours they stand in a check out line scanning toilet paper and Dunkaroos like a zombie, Walmart cashiers get a bonus equivalent to the price of a Chipotle burrito. Many are arguing that Walmart rose wages not…

College Kids Don’t Need Protection From Free Speech, They Need to Man Up

College Kids Don’t Need Protection From Free Speech, They Need to Man Up

Apologies to any college students who had to read the term “man up” without a trigger warning, as Eric Posner’s recent Slate Piece informs that modern students are children who need to be protected against such hate speech. As Posner puts it, Universities are right to teach college students as if they were kindergartners: They think universities are treating students like children. And they are right. But they have also not considered that the justification for these policies may lie hidden in plain sight: that students are children. Not in terms of…

What Obama Can Learn From Brian Williams

What Obama Can Learn From Brian Williams

As President Obama gave an address in front of this week’s Grammy Awards, I couldn’t help but compare it to my reaction to the Brian Williams scandal. Despite all the internet hubbub, I didn’t really care that Brian Williams lied. The reason I don’t care is because to me, and I assume to most Americans, Brian Williams is not a journalist. He’s not Walter Cronkite, he’s not Peter Jennings and he’s not Tom Brokaw. He’s a celebrity, an actor, and the father of the hot chick on the TV show Girls who…