The Highroad

Would you trust John Yoo?

Noting that the U.S. military was developing armed, autonomous robots to serve as battleground soldiers in our wars, a 2015 New York Times article...

Time for Democratic Party leaders to get going — or go

Good news, people — at last, congressional Democrats have gotten a clue, grown some spine and are beginning to act like... well, like Democrats! In...

Can a robot do your job?

With corporations socking away massive profits, and with the labor market fairly tight, why are worker’s wages still stuck at miserly and even poverty...

When will Wall Street quit being stupid?

The self-described “Geniuses of Wall Street” are being stupid. Again. In 2007, their stupid schemes and frauds crashed our economy, destroying middle-class jobs, wealth and...

Should churches become unholy temples of dark money?

You know what’s wrong with American politics? It’s that there just aren’t enough ways for giant corporations and mega-rich political donors to funnel their...

Can’t America do better than today’s ripoff health care system?

Rather than a health care system, our country’s leaders have kept us shackled to a “corporate care” system, allowing insurance giants, drug company gougers,...

A health care system for people, not just for corporate profit

America is number one in health care! But before erupting in proud chants of USA! USA! — note that we’re only number one in...

The gaping hole in Trump’s border wall

How much of your money does Donald Trump want to pour into his xenophobic fantasy of erecting an impenetrable wall on our Mexican border? The...

Trump versus the wisdom of Robert E. Lee

While our present president’s moral character seems stuck somewhere between boorish and brutish, it’s only fair to note that he also has an aesthetic...

Will you enlist in ‘Trump’s War’?

President Trump might have dodged military service in his youth, but he certainly is militaristic — he is bellicose, likes to issue commands, and...

Who’s drafting Trump’s ‘New NAFTA’ deal; and who’s not?

Like rose blossoms, a politician’s promises can be beautiful when they burst into full, glorious bloom — only to see them fade over time...

How is Trump like Humpty-Dumpty?

Comandante Trump, El Jefe, the gringo strongman! That’s the image our current commander-in-chief seems to be cultivating. He has surrounded himself with generals, cavalierly threatened...
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