The Highroad

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...

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.”  ...

Why we should reach across borders, not close them

A nation’s border is nothing in and of itself. It’s just an inanimate line that has no philosophy, personality, feelings or meaning — beyond what...

The new founder

When you think of America’s great Constitutional originators, names like Jefferson, Washington and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott.      ...
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