The Highroad

What would a real president do?

Instead of the rule of law, the Trumpistas prefer to rule by fear. Take immigration. “An invasion,” screeches The Donald, “a national emergency!” “The caravan...

Our war president

What did you do in the war, Daddy? “I was on the front lines, stringing bands of concertina wire along the border.” Concertina? Were you in...

A bawdy house of bad right-wing ideas

If you’re wondering where Congress’ next truly bad idea will come from, keep an eye on a secretive far-right-wing outfit called ALEC — the...

Putting the Trump stamp on the public

This spring, President Trump created an inter-agency federal task force to propose structural reforms in the U.S. Postal Service. In only two months, the...

Free the free press from Wall Street plunderers

A two-panel cartoon I recently saw showed a character with a sign saying: “First they came for the reporters.” In the next panel, his...

Have you heard the news? Poverty is over!

Someone needs to buy a Grassroots USA tour package for the members of Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, so they can at least...

Avoid Amazon’s ‘Cyber Monday’ and buy local

It’s “Cyber Monday” — get out there and buy stuff! But you don’t actually have to go anywhere, for this gimmicky shop-shop-shop day lures us...

Tracking Trump’s convoluted immigration policy

Racially and ethnically speaking, I’m truly a global human — Irish, Black, Anglo, Native American, Italian... all that and more. My father always said...

Spookinomics

Trump’s White House seems to be both spooked... and spooky. Check out a 72-page “spookinomics” report issued right before Halloween by his Council of Economic...

Front porch politics

If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump...

Empowering the people

Is it possible to get public policies out of our political system that benefit common people rather than moneyed elites? Yes! We the people can...

What if we made voting fun?

The shameful truth about America’s democratic process is that it’s become so un-democratic that they don’t want you to vote. By “they” I mean...
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