Peggy Noonan, a virtual reality headset that allows the user to see the world through the view of Ronald Reagan’s corpse, has some thoughts about Amazon’s New York City fiasco. The thoughts to not fit together in any coherent way, but that’s okay—we live in a confusing world, do we not?
You would think it wouldn’t be so hard to make a good plastic spoon. Not so, if you are the corporate behemoth “Pret A Manger.” Maybe stop speaking French and focus on utensil design—for once?
Bourgeois “food platform” Sweetgreen feels, always, like what would happen if lunch became an app. What is it like to be one of the employees of this weird techie food bowl factory?
Why all the talk about socialism? Why all the talk about inequality, and the 99% vs. the 1%? Because for the past forty years, the rich have been scraping off more of our economy, leaving less for everyone else. See here:
Chai Feldblum, an Obama appointee who spent nearly nine years serving as the first openly gay person on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has found a new job at one of the biggest anti-union law firms in America.
Though some analysts say rich white male former Republican Mike Bloomberg may have a hard time winning the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, they have not contended with his secret weapon: giving money to everyone, for votes.
Working with an anonymous source, SPLINTER can exclusively bring to you this uncensored, recent photograph of Jeff Sessions chilling at the National Museum of the American Indian. lol
Yesterday, one of the world’s most powerful companies took its ball and went home, in response to what was—by New York City standards—a fairly modest opposition campaign. What does this tell us?
On June 16, 1918, the socialist Eugene Debs gave a speech in Canton, Ohio. Did he have a time machine to peer a hundred years into the future?
New York City is America’s best and only real city, with one exception: it is so god damn cold here, in the winter. So cold and bad. If we could solve this one problem, New York City would reign supreme forever. Scaremongering scientists say there may be good, dangerous news!
The White House’s new Workforce Policy Advisory Board will include Ivanka Trump, 15 CEOs, and no workers. This is an accurate representation of the Republican Party’s concept of work.
Of all the dumb, platitudinous, tone-deaf things said by putty-faced coffee lord Howard Schultz last night, one that stood out to me was his refusal to say that he would sell all his Starbucks shares if he somehow became president. Perhaps there should be some... rule about this?
Amazon is set to bring thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars to New York City. This marks the most promising opportunity in history to actually unionize Amazon. But that will only work if our city’s most powerful unions don’t stab one another in the back. Some are already failing the test.
The (temporary) end of the government shutdown has been celebrated, understandably, as a victory for working people. But for organized labor, this grim episode should be taken as a lesson on what we need to do differently next time.
Sara Nelson, the leader of the Association of Flight Attendants, gave a speech this week calling for a general strike by organized labor to end the government shutdown. Is America’s aviation at risk of grinding to a halt—or falling apart? According to Nelson, we are already teetering on the edge of chaos.