The Highroad

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...

Our war president

What did you do in the war, Daddy? “I was on the front lines, stringing bands of concertina wire along the border.” Concertina? Were you in...

A bawdy house of bad right-wing ideas

If you’re wondering where Congress’ next truly bad idea will come from, keep an eye on a secretive far-right-wing outfit called ALEC — the...

Putting the Trump stamp on the public

This spring, President Trump created an inter-agency federal task force to propose structural reforms in the U.S. Postal Service. In only two months, the...

Free the free press from Wall Street plunderers

A two-panel cartoon I recently saw showed a character with a sign saying: “First they came for the reporters.” In the next panel, his...
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