The Highroad

How to make billboards uglier

Okay people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must. At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic — they garishly loom over us,...

How clueless can the GOP establishment get?

Exciting news, people! The Republican Party’s establishment has a secret plan to stop its blue-collar voters from supporting Donnie Trump. Their plan is code-named:...

How corporate bamboozlers intend to widen inequality in America

The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers who want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is that they...

How do you like subsidizing corporate crime?

Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jaw-dropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps...

What do chickens and our constitutional rights have in common?

Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images...

Why would anyone celebrate the ‘joy’ of war?

War is hell. Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs and all the other hellish weaponry of...

Why the GOP’s fence fantasy is a farce

A proper wall, we’re told, makes good neighbors, but an 18-foot-high, 2000-mile-long wall goes way beyond proper, antagonizes your neighbor and shows your own...

Why doesn’t Congress do what the people want and need?

If you wonder why Congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do — while doing things that people don’t want them...

Should big corporations have to pay the taxes they owe?

I would trust a pack of coyotes to guard my little herd of lambs before I’d trust a pack of corporate hucksters to “reform”...

The real stink in Flint, Michigan’s water scandal

The governor and his agency heads who caused the sudden appearance of lead and other toxics in the water that the families of Flint...

Sanders’ populist surge

Not only have crowds been streaming into arenas all around the country to hear Bernie Sanders’ fact-studded speeches, but ordinary Americans have also been...

Let’s adopt the GOP’s national platform

Well, I didn’t expect this! The National Republican Party has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a...
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