The Highroad

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...

There’s a word for Trump’s latest flimflamming of workers

By gollies, The Donald delivers! Trump and his new blue-ribbon panel of working-class champions have announced a bold initiative to create millions of American jobs....

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...

Wall Street plowboys

I love the names: Bobcat Farm, Golden Eagle Ranch, Long Prairie, Pintail Vineyard, Roadrunner Ranch, and Ten Mile Farm. They conjure up Americana, the old...

Searching for integrity in Trumplandia

Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed to those greedheaded corporate executives who’ve hauled our middle-class jobs out of country, or I’ll slap...

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...

Is Trump’s America our America?

Who are we? Are we the America of courage, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise — as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the...

Really and truly, who needs facts?

Here in America the word “fact” has a straightforward, rather obvious meaning: Truth, reality, something that actually exists. But we now find ourselves transplanted to...

How many working-class populists are in Trump’s new government?

Actor Jack Nicholson says he finally understood the meaning of the word irony when his mother called him a “son of a bitch.” So...
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