Kirsty Vitarelli

Thanksgiving, turkey

Give Thanks, America!

Having moved over from England a few years ago, Thanksgiving has taught me what it actually means to be American.From the outside, all that most foreigners see of America is a stereotypically brash, greedy “number one!” mentality, with a giant soda-drinking mouse mascot, overly padded sportsmen, and an earnest desire to police the world. Sure Read More

United Auto Workers

A Sad Anniversary for Organized Labor

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the last nationwide strike seen in the US, when the Union of Automobile Workers (UAW) walked out on General Motors. The previous national strike the UAW had called had been in 1970 when the unions’ power and membership was at its height. The strike in 2007 only lasted two Read More