The Highroad

How to make Labor Day matter again

It’s practically unanimous: Nine out of 10 establishment economists agree that America’s solid job growth and the low unemployment rate truly make ours “the...

America’s war

America’s political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war. Not our country’s many military clashes with foreign nations — but our...

How bad public policy happens

If you inject a stream of raw ignorance into a vat of gaseous arrogance, then jolt the mixture with 1,000 megawatts of malevolence —...

Media monopoly… or democracy?

Monopolies are not merely un-American, they’re virulently anti-American, suppressing our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all. So, our people have instinctively rebelled at...

Trump serves the people — rich ones, that is

Donald Trump bragged in 2016 that, “I know words — I have the best words.” Well, occasionally he does use some very fine words...

‘The New York Times’ strikes out

For more than a century, The New York Times has unabashedly bragged in a banner slogan that it publishes “All the News That’s Fit...

Babies on trial

We Americans believe everyone has a right to have their day in court. Right? But what if the court is turned into a loony bin,...

Trapped in The Donald’s cuckoo nest

Insanity reigns. The inmates are now officially in charge of the national asylum. Hidebound Donald Trump partisans keep insisting that their man is not certifiably...

Delivering the news to the ‘New York Times’

Before major news organizations pronounce someone dead, they ought to check the person’s pulse. Take, for example, a recent New York Times screed prematurely pronouncing...

How vicious is the GOP’s war on the poor?

Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work. So, meet HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a quiet but bloodstained commandante in General Trump’s relentless...

The Koch Coup

The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many — so, for decades, they’ve been running a surreptitious...

The new American aristocracy

Multibillionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, want to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority rule — i.e., the will of the people —...
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