The Highroad

Should our natural resources have legal rights?

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From the very start of our nation, the most popular forum for debating and shaping our democratic rights was not stately legislative...

What kind of country punishes Good Samaritans?

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Let us now contemplate the morality tale of the Good Samaritan. Not the one in the New Testament, but the one out...

Is it a crime to make Made-In-America products in China?

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What’s the matter with Donald and The Trumpateers? Why won’t they stand up for the American workers and business owners who make...

What’s the cost of high living?

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The rich aren’t merely different from you and me... they’re ridiculous! The über-rich, I mean, the billionaire barons of...

Big Mac’s new Big Data ‘innovation’

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The great thing about corporate giants is that they are such amazing business innovators. For example, in the category of “wheel-spinning” innovation...

What’s in Trump’s food-box?

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Even Charles Dickens, England’s masterful satirist of the Victorian upper class, couldn’t have imagined elite rulers using a box of food as...

Tax Dodgers Incorporated

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Fats Domino sings: “I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill.” Maybe, but America’s richest corporate powers know precisely where to find their...

Is more technology the answer to too much technology?

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We humans have got to get a whole lot smarter, says Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla automobiles and CEO of...

Who are the serial killers of America’s newspapers?

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In a recent two-panel cartoon, a character holds a sign saying: “First they came for the reporters.” In the next panel, his...

Trumponomics: Batman… or Dracula?

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Even if a White House report is just a pack of lies, it still can reveal some awful truths. Take the recent forecast by the...

The unnatural disasters pushing farmers off the land

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As a farmer told me, “You can still make a small fortune in agriculture, but you have to start with a large fortune.” Farmers tend...

Corporations are playing with our food — and our heads

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From kitchen tables worldwide you can hear a chorus of parents chastising their children with the same refrain: “Stop playing with your food.” Children...