The Highroad

Koch industries doesn’t just lobby government, it’s becoming the government

The Koch brothers’ extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporations to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been...

Amazon buys out Whole Foods: What’s it to us?

Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buy-out of Whole Foods Market is not only a win-win for both of them —...

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...

Why so many Americans hate Trump’s ‘tax reform’

The Trump tax plan is not selling well. Indeed, two-thirds of the American people oppose it, and only 16 percent believe it would reduce...

Trump to working class: Adios, chumps

We have a president who mistakes price for value. Thus, to measure America’s economic health, he simply checks the price of corporate...

Adios, Amazon

Amazon’s notorious attempt to squeeze $3 billion in subsidies from New York taxpayers had two very positive results: One, it shoved these immoral bribery...

Big Mac’s new Big Data ‘innovation’

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

Donald Drumpf is deranged

This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.        The “Mexican”...

Donald Trump’s strange bromance with Rodrigo Duterte

We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte, who...

Scott Walker, Home Depot, Donnie Trump and the Supreme Court

In a mind-boggling trick, some magicians levitate themselves. But remember, the key word in “magic trick” — is trick. Scott Walker, for example, is quite...

How America’s middle class rose, and fell

From 1776 forward, the “common yeoman” — America’s middle class — has been hailed as the virtuous heart and backbone of our nation. How ironic,...

Who says America doesn’t need unions?

In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they...
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