The Highroad

Living wage preemption act

The governors of many states are boldly stepping forward these days to stop grassroots democracy. Yes, noting that local citizens and officials have been passing...

Should we entrust our school children to corporate profiteers?

Betsy DeVos and her hubby, Dick, are lucky enough to have inherited a big chunk of the multibillion-dollar fortune that Daddy DeVos amassed through...

Real news, fake news and BS news

How can journalism help people make sense of our turbulent world if it can’t make sense of itself? In addition to “news” (which involves reporting...

Amazon buys out Whole Foods: What’s it to us?

Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buy-out of Whole Foods Market is not only a win-win for both of them —...

When is daylight robbery not a crime?

I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law ‘n order politicians. So, why are they trying to kill the sheriff and unleash...

If Trump is so great, why is his approval rating so...

Apparently President Trump wonders why he’s getting the lowest job-approval ratings from the public in modern presidential history. Maybe he should actually look at...

Will you enlist in ‘Trump’s War?’

President Trump might have dodged military service in his youth, but he certainly is militaristic — he is bellicose, likes to issue commands and...

General Trump’s Twitter bombs

Doggonit, Donnie Trump missed his opportunity to become a General Patton-style military commander and glorious war hero back in the Vietnam era. He surely...

Dr. Ben Carson’s right-wing medicine show

The Trumpeters are fully embracing the right-wing’s imperious disdain for poor people, blaming them for creating their own economic distress — a convenient ideological...

Where does inequality come from?

The vast inequality that’s rending our society is not a natural, inevitable or accidental phenomenon — it’s caused intentionally by policy decisions that corporate...

What is worse than being poor?

One of the lucky things about being rich is that you automatically become handsome, your jokes are hilarious and politicians treat you with fawning...

How magical is The Donald?

Donald Trump, the Amazing Wunderkind of Global Luxury Living — and now Our Nation’s Phantasmagoric, Fast-charging President — is proving to be a legislative...
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