Katherine McFate at the Center for Effective Government wonders why we can't have a "three strikes" law for banksters who repeatedly abuse the public trust. Working that out would be a challenge (you'd have to relocate a lot of customer deposits, for example), but yes, bankster crimes are worse than most of those that land individuals in jail for life these days, and yet for some reason they attract so little rage from law-and-order types.
Department of Labor proposal would expand overtime protections to salaried workers making not more than $50,400 annually, meaning all those workers would be paid time-and-a-half for time worked over 40 hours in a week (or eight hours in a day). We agitated for raising that threshold to $69,000 earlier this year, but that's why you demand what you want, instead of settling for what you think they'll go for: so you get more than they'd otherwise give you.
The incomparable Dean Baker catches the New York Times confusing "lending" and "spending," as in, "(t)hat gargantuan sum of money is what central banks around the world have spent in recent years as they have tried to stimulate their economies and fight financial crises." Banks generally expect to get their money back in due time. That the Times would make such a mistake signals that they know making Greece endure more austerity at the hands of the EU is indefensible -- just as the "liberal" media signals its knowledge that arguments supporting "free" trade are indefensible by ventilating hysterical booga-booga about China.
Fast food CEO claims that the social safety net "can lock people into poverty." And here I was thinking that paying your workers in dung pellets locked them into poverty, but must be incapable of the kind of bold thinking that makes folks rich these days! I wonder if Mr. Pudzer knows that he pays people so little that they have to get food stamps oh never mind of course he knows and he's just a jerk.
Finally, Jack Jenkins at Think Progress tells us about all the mainstream religious leaders who are actually celebrating the Supreme Court's recent ruling legalizing gay marriage across America. But since these leaders don't act like brats and don't surround themselves with drama, I expect the "liberal" media will continue to ignore them. After all, good people doing good things in America is so squaresville.
UPDATE. I originally treated the overtime proposal as a done deal, and should have known better. Error corrected above.