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No More Mr. Nice Wal-Mart

April 6, 2005 - Retail behemoth Wal-Mart may have just been annointed king of the Fortune 500 for the fourth year in a row, but not all is well in discount land.

The Pope of Poultry

April 6, 2005 - While weekend news was dominated by coverage of John Paul's death, another important personage slipped into the hereafter almost unnoticed -- Frank Perdue, CEO of Perdue Farms, who was his company's public face for twenty years.

The Day the Dream was Deferred

April 4, 2005 - On April 4, 1968, a shot rang through a throng of striking garbage workers in Memphis, Tennessee. Who fired the gun is still being debated, but the result is not: Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed at the young age of 39 on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

Mama's Got the Pill

April 1, 2005 - Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon says that "Southern women are already feminists, they just don't know it yet." Check out her post on Loretta Lynn and finding the heart of the South: