The USDA has lifted its long-time ban on imports of processed chicken from China, so those chicken nuggets, chicken strips and chicken breasts on store shelves and restaurant menus will be coming from you-know-where. BUt don't worry, their safety wil be certified - by Chinese inspectors!


Using the job-killing TransPacific Partnership as a bargaining chip to gain support for a strike against Syria would be business as usual in Washington.  Presidents of both parties have long sold out the interests of American workers and small businesses to fulfill their Great Game of Geopolitics.


U.S. federal agencies involved in economic data are on the verge of classifying companies that outsource their production overseas as domestic manufacturers, even though none of their manufacturing is in the United States.  Under this new scheme, imports by American companies that outsource their production to foreign manufacturers would no longer be counted as imports.  Manufacturing & Technology News has the shocking details.


Joel Salatin is a champion of small farming techiques that make money and make food. In this video he says there's a tremendous opportunity in farming - and with new portable farming technologies you don't even have to own land to make it work.


What is meant by the dignity of labor? Why is industriousness considered a virtue? Why do presidents and popes say labor has priority over capital?  Some thoughts to ponder this Labor Day. 


Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says Obama’s extreme actions have brought him “perilously close to impeachment”. Coburn didn’t detail the legal ‘high crimes and misdemeanors” but cited abuse of power and incompetence.  Guest editorialist Ken Davis says the administration's global trade policy - and TPP in particular - qualify as abuse of power and incompetence.


Members of Congress are back in their home districts for the the next two weeks.  Many are holding town hall meetings and other events to meet with We, the People.  


This is our opportunity to let them know how we feel about a critical issue affecting our sovereignty, jobs and Constitution: Fast Track.


Are you wondering where all the good jobs have gone? Why do we have less tax revenues creating an out-of-control Federal budget deficit? Why are you working harder for less money than you did in the 1990s?  Michele Nash-Hoff has the answers.



The “Buy American” movement has little resonance with young car-buying Americans, who are most likely to consider their vehicle to be a reflection of their personality than any other age group and least likely to lend importance to the “Assembled in America” label when purchasing a car, according to a new Autotrader.com study.


With negotiators trying to bring TPP pact talks to a conclusion in the next few months, the U.S. Congress doesn’t seem to notice that they’re just a few weeks away from weighing whether to grant President Barack Obama fast-track authority to usher the evolving treaty into law untouched by lawmakers’ hands.