Over at TPM Cafe, my friend Nathan Newman reports on the latest expose of Wal-Mart. In an article "Wal-Mart Memo Suggests Ways to Cut Employee Benefit Costs,"  The New York Times published details of an internal company memorandum, which lay out plans to cut the costs of its health care and retirement packages. A number of the measures suggested would, on their face, be violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age. And all this from a corporation where, a leading executive conceded to the Times, 46% of the children of its 1.33 million US employees are either uninsured or on Medicaid.

At Choosing Democracy, another friend, Duane Campbell, is providing detailed coverage of the campaigns against California Governor Schwarzenegger’s ballot propositions targetted against public schools and teacher and public employee unions. There appears to be a growing groundswell against the good governor’s measures, although nothing should be taken for granted.