The Highroad

Wall Street plowboys

I love the names: Bobcat Farm, Golden Eagle Ranch, Long Prairie, Pintail Vineyard, Roadrunner Ranch, and Ten Mile Farm. They conjure up Americana, the old...

Searching for integrity in Trumplandia

Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed to those greedheaded corporate executives who’ve hauled our middle-class jobs out of country, or I’ll slap...

Hallelujah, Trump rushes to aid the needy!

Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new president and Congress? Regular folks in our country say...

Is Trump’s America our America?

Who are we? Are we the America of courage, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise — as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the...

Really and truly, who needs facts?

Here in America the word “fact” has a straightforward, rather obvious meaning: Truth, reality, something that actually exists. But we now find ourselves transplanted to...

How many working-class populists are in Trump’s new government?

Actor Jack Nicholson says he finally understood the meaning of the word irony when his mother called him a “son of a bitch.” So...

Has America turned right-wing? Or nuts?

Buckle-up friends, it’s going to be a hairy ride.        Start with Day One for President Trump (gotta get used to saying that)....

Trump’s ‘tax holiday:’ Boon or boondoggle?

Good news, folks — our new president says he’s planning a “tax holiday” for you! Well... not directly for you. Trump’s trillion-dollar whopper of...

Koch brothers out to conquer the countryside

It’s easy to become mesmerized by The Donald Show in this year’s political circus, but it’s time for progressives to focus on the outer...

Fed up with Wall Street? Do something about it!

Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the ripoff financial system they’ve hung around our necks, why don’t we “Take On...

Guess who’s joined Trump’s ‘barking carnival act?’

Perk up people — for I bring you tidings of great joy: Gov. “Oops” is back!        Yes, Rick Perry, the former Texas...

What is the ‘Trump Fix’

Few Americans have ever heard of Tom Barrack, but he’s going to be a big, behind-the-scenes player in Trump’s Washington.        Indeed, Tom’s...
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