The Highroad

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...

Why are Republicans so quiet about their chief economic accomplishment?

Listen... can you hear it? Listen to the eerie “sound of silence” from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so loudly cheered themselves just...

Putting traumatized immigrant children out of sight

In June, our immigrant-bashing president ordered an end to his own warped policy of forcibly tearing terrified migrant children from the arms of their...

The shame of climate-change deniers

Shame is that queasy feeling you get when you realize you’ve done something improper, ridiculous... or just flat-out contemptible. But it’s socially invaluable, for...

Cowboys for Liberty

What’s in a name? By definition, the name of a person, place or thing is its personal designation... a distinct way of being known...

How many tweety birds does it take to tweet the truth?

In CorporateWorld, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don’t wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief...

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...
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