The Highroad

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...

Why did Trump back off from his Mexican border tax?

Often, when world powers pick fights with seemingly powerless countries, they learn that even small dogs have sharp teeth — as President Trump is...

How (and why) to keep the Postal Service public

A half-dollar hardly counts as money these days — it won’t even buy a cup of coffee! But... pssssst... here’s an amazing half-dollar bargain for...

Why Paul Ryan should sit down and be very quiet

For nearly half a century now, America’s middle-class working families have been pummeled by corporate greedmeisters and their political henchmen. Indeed, in just the...

Hallelujah, Trump rushes to aid the needy!

Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new president and Congress? Regular folks in our country say...

How can we stop banksters from robbing us?

In an insightful song about outlaws, Woody Guthrie wrote this verse: “As through this world I travel/I see lots of funny men/Some’ll rob you...

A clueless dealmaker’s deal goes down

Why? That’s the big question the mass media is asking about the sudden failure of the Republican leaders’ relentless push to demonize and kill...

Why Trumpcare is sickening

As Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Texas noted, “When you buy... a new pair of pants, it usually helps to ask two questions: What...

Are the rich different from you and me? Ask Cadillac!

You know what our country needs right now? I think we need something that can bring us together again, something that can heal the...
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