The Highroad

Takeaways from the election

When a political puck named Dick Tuck lost a California senate election in 1966, he said: “The people have spoken. The bastards.”     ...

What’s being taught at Koch Kollege?

Breaking news: An amazing new school for political activists is training thousands of people to be community organizers, using Saul Alinsky’s classic manual, “Rules...

Walling them out, or walling us in?

Three Guatemalans waited ’til dusk to make their move. Evading security cameras in the remote expanse along the U.S. border, they slipped illicitly into...

Four questions for the former boss of the Wells Fargo Gang

Some stories of corporate villainy make me throw up my hands in astonishment. But this one makes me literally throw up. The sorry saga of...

A political party really worth joining

The best political party in America is not the Dems or the Repubs, but a real party named “Fighting Bob Fest.” It’s a daylong, outdoor...

What does ‘Trumponomics’ actually amount to?

Donnie Trump — what a maverick! What a shake-’em-up outsider! What an anti-establishment fighter for working stiffs! Oh, and don’t forget this: What a phony! The...

What’s the word for America’s corrupt big bank system?

Stumpf” is a German adjective that means someone is obtuse, slow on the uptake, imperceptive... stupid. Ironically, it also happens to be the surname of...

Scott Walker, Home Depot, Donnie Trump and the Supreme Court

In a mind-boggling trick, some magicians levitate themselves. But remember, the key word in “magic trick” — is trick. Scott Walker, for example, is quite...

Who says America doesn’t need unions?

In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they...

Here’s my plan to stop airlines from gouging us

In one of Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine comic strips, his character, “Rat,” develops a smart phone app that I want. As Rat explains...

It’s greed that fuels this CEO’s ‘grit’

Heather Bresch regards herself as a self-made corporate success story — a woman who came out of hard-scrabble West Virginia and scrambled to the...

Why can’t our economy promote equality and shared prosperity?

You don’t have to be in “Who’s Who” to know what’s what. For example, if a tiny group of Wall Street bankers, billionaires and...
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