The Highroad

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...

‘Lies, damn lies, and statistics’

An old saying asserts that falsehoods come in three escalating levels: “Lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Now, however, there’s an even-higher category of lies:...

Rampaging debt collectors are committing highway robbery

Some corporations engage in such abusive consumer ripoffs that they’re just evil. But some profiteers dig even deeper into the dark void of their...

Why the Bernie revolution will continue

The reason that I believe Bernie Sanders’ political rebellion will persevere is that it’s organic. Rather than being an artificial marketing creation sprouted in...

Brand New Congress

What if progressive organizers and volunteers joined forces to run a nationwide campaign to replace today’s corporate-owned Congress — all at once? Yes, one sweeping...

The Bernie Sanders revolution is just getting started

The Bernie for President campaign is over, but the political revolution that he launched against corporate rule is just beginning.        Sanders and...

Putting ‘The People’ in a political platform

What if a political party’s platform actually stood for workaday people, rather than being a catalogue of far-out, right-wing nuttiness, or a batch of...

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...

How politically brain-dead is Tony Blair?

Tony Blair, Britain’s former prime minister, has lashed out at British voters for having “a shared hostility to globalization,” referring to their June 23...

How the feds encourage Wall Street banksterism

Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street’s big, money-grubbing banks! Sure, they went belly-up and crashed our economy with their greed. And, yes,...
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