Remember when President Ronald Reagan cited Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as a patriotic tribute? And people who had actually listened to the song had to point out that it was more a lament for national failures than a flag-waving celebration?
Wal-Mart, go away, or at least become something vastly different, say lefties and an occasional commentator on the right. But the American people voted on the issue on the day after Thanksgiving, and guess what? Once more they came out heavily for the discount retailer.