Local Commentaries http://tspr.org en Wage Theft in Baseball http://tspr.org/post/wage-theft-baseball <p>Two days after Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, the contest at Minneapolis’ Target Field is over but the contest between owners and their employees who aren’t players is in extra innings. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Bill Knight 56489 at http://tspr.org Wage Theft in Baseball Playing Politics Instead of Addressing Challenges http://tspr.org/post/playing-politics-instead-addressing-challenges <p>Six years ago this week, when George W. Bush was still President, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_United_States_consulate_in_Istanbul_attack" target="_blank">Istanbul, Turkey,</a> killing six. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:02:30 +0000 Bill Knight 56255 at http://tspr.org Playing Politics Instead of Addressing Challenges America’s Unpatriotic Corporations http://tspr.org/post/america-s-unpatriotic-corporations <p>As flags unfurl, fireworks explode, and independence celebrated this week, patriotism seems absent from many corporate boardrooms, and an effort to encourage America-first business with roots in west-central Illinois lies dormant since being introduced eight years ago.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:48:25 +0000 Bill Knight 55886 at http://tspr.org America’s Unpatriotic Corporations Giving Voice and Hope to Those in Need http://tspr.org/post/giving-voice-and-hope-those-need <p>Eighty-five people have more wealth than the poorest 3.5 billion people on the planet. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:04:22 +0000 Bill Knight 55500 at http://tspr.org Giving Voice and Hope to Those in Need Common Ground for Tea and Green Parties http://tspr.org/post/common-ground-tea-and-green-parties <p>After Republican Eric Cantor lost his primary race to a Tea Party challenger last week, most press prophets seemed either to sympathize with the House Majority Loser as Capitol Hill’s equivalent of California Chrome losing the Belmont Stakes to little-known Tonalist or to celebrate the upset as Washington’s or the GOP’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”</p><p>But it’s less about the Loser – an Establishment Republican, despite his ultra-conservative bona fides – than the Virginia voters who supported Dave Brat: populists.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:58:18 +0000 Bill Knight 55078 at http://tspr.org Common Ground for Tea and Green Parties