The Highroad

How vicious is the GOP’s war on the poor?

Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work. So, meet HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a quiet but bloodstained commandante in General Trump’s relentless...

The Koch Coup

The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many — so, for decades, they’ve been running a surreptitious...

The new American aristocracy

Multibillionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, want to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority rule — i.e., the will of the people —...

Help save America’s public post offices

The U.S. postal system has 30,000 outlets serving every part of America. It employs 630,000 people in good middle-class jobs, and it proudly delivers...

Guess who’s serving the student loan industry?

Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, imperiousness and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos. She’s Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire education secretary who hates public education...

The meek reality behind Trump’s pose as a Bull Moose Populist

It’s been pointed out that Donnie Trump has unusually small hands... but who cares? What’s truly alarming are his unusually small policy ideas. Draining...

Koch industries doesn’t just lobby government, it’s becoming the government

The Koch brothers’ extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporations to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been...

Smedley Darlington Butler and why he’s important

Many Americans can’t believe that political coups are part of our country’s history, but consider the “Wall Street Putsch” of 1933. Never heard of...

The Great ScAmazon of 2017

In September, the giant retail monopolist, Amazon, announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America. Where’s that? Aha, that’s...

Trump’s tax-cut scam worked perfectly

Remember last year when Donald Trump and his congressional Trumpeteers bragged that their yuuuuuge tax cut for corporations would spark a yuuuuuge corporate spending...

The New American Aristocracy

Multibillionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, want to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority rule — i.e. the will of The People —...

Fly away

Some are born with good luck. But I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled on me with full radiance, arriving in the...
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