United Airlines Passenger Stung By A Scorpion That Fell From Overhead Bin

A passenger on a United Airlines flight was stung by a scorpion that apparently fell out of an overhead bin.  Richard Bell was flying with his wife, Linda, from Houston to Calgary on Sunday when the encounter occurred. “While I was eating, something fell in my hair from the overhead above me,” Bell told the […]

Uber, Reeling From Controversies, Loses Another Executive

Uber’s top executive for communications has left the beleaguered company, continuing a wave of turnover in the highest ranks.  Rachel Whetstone’s departure as head of communications was announced in an email Tuesday to employees from CEO Travis Kalanick.  In 2015, Whetstone left Google to become the ride-hailing app’s senior vice president of policy and communications. […]

Trump Repeals Regulation Protecting Workers From Wage Theft

WASHINGTON ― Companies that commit wage theft and put their workers in harm’s way just received a favor from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday repealing a regulation that had encouraged federal contractors to follow labor laws. Under the Obama-era rule, companies with an egregious record of violating wage and safety […]

Weekend Roundup: U.S. Founders Entrusted Elites To Save Democracy From Itself

The word “democracy” does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. Nor in the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence. That is because, as most Americans today would likely be surprised to discover, America’s Founding Fathers not only distrusted democracy but, based on their close reading of Greek and Roman history, were actually hostile to […]