Remember Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark./Walmart)? I do. She left the Senate in 2011---she was replaced by John Boozman (R-Ark./Walmart)---after a 58 percent-to-37 percent general election. A year later Elizabeth Warren won election to the Senate and she has been a polar opposite to Walmart's pet senator.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has it out for Walmart. On Tuesday, the freshman senator will hold an event on Capitol Hill calling out the retail giant for its low wages and terrible employment practices. The briefing will be held a week ahead of the nationwide anti-Walmart protests planned for Black Friday. Erika Eichelberger writing in Elizabeth Warren's Next Target: Walmart for Mother Jones.
Warren launched 2015 indicating that her anti-Walmart stance is no passing fad.
Warren kicked off her address by noting that the current economic recovery, while real, hasn't helped most Americans. The stock market's up, but half the country doesn't own any stocks. Inflation is low, but that doesn't matter for millennials burdened by overwhelming student debt. Corporate profits have risen, but that hardly matters to people who work at Walmart and are paid so little that they still need food stamps, Warren said. Patrick Caldwell writing in Elizabeth Warren Fights Back Against the "Magical Accounting" of Trickle-Down Economics for Mother Jones.
I expect that 2015 will be a good year for Warren and an equally harried one for Walmart. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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