The Highroad

Robot farmers — bull, bull, bull, bull!

How’re you gonna keep ’em down on the farm after they’ve seen... Angus? Not “Angus,” the breed of cattle, but Angus, the 1,000-pound “farmer...

What does it take to get good policies from ‘good’ public...

Sometimes we forget that the progressive movement’s political goal is not just to elect “good” officials, but to enact good public policy. From my...

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...

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...

What’s behind this photo of corporate groundbreaking?

A newspaper photograph last June portrayed three guys in suits and ties shoveling dirt. They were Donald Trump, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and the chairman...

Can Amazon sucker the people of New York?

The undisputed king of taxpayer scammers is Amazon — but a hardy band of New York commoners is delivering an old-line message to the...

Why a 70-percent tax rate on the superrich would be good...

Once upon a time, there was a place where the prevailing ethic of the very richest people was that monetary self-indulgence was tacky and...

Where is AI driving us?

With chaos in the White House, worsening climate disasters, more wars than we can count and a wobbling economy here at home, the last...

How to keep ‘public’ and ‘service’ in our public Postal Service

A half-dollar hardly counts as money these days — it won’t even buy a cup of coffee. But, psst... here’s an amazing half-dollar bargain for...

Is more technology the answer to too much technology?

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

How far-out is Trump’s war policy?

If you think our government’s war policy has become out-of-this world cuckoo, consider the spaciness being proposed by the cosmonauts on Spaceship Trump. Spending nearly...

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...
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