The Highroad

Guess who’s serving the student loan industry?

Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, imperiousness and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos. She’s Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire education secretary who hates public education...

Could you live on ‘psychic income’?

Today’s corporate captains like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as modern society’s innovation geniuses. But, innovation for what purpose? After all,...

Thieves in the suites

Workplace exploitation is at least as old as the industrial revolution. But rather than using whips to make the assembly lines move ever-faster, today’s...

Hard times (still) in the fields

Every decade or so, America’s mass media are surprised to discover that migrant farmworkers are still being miserably paid and despicably treated by the...

Forget shaming this do-nothing Congress. Stop paying them!

Want good quality, lower-cost health care for your family — and (what the hell, let’s think big here) for every man, woman and (especially)...

Trump’s tax-cut scam worked perfectly

Remember last year when Donald Trump and his congressional Trumpeteers bragged that their yuuuuuge tax cut for corporations would spark a yuuuuuge corporate spending...

What’s in Trump’s food-box?

Even Charles Dickens, England’s masterful satirist of the Victorian upper class, couldn’t have imagined elite rulers using a box of food as a gratuitous...

Exposing our ‘populist’ president as a naked plutocrat

Have you noticed that Donald Trump constantly prefaces his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,” “To tell the truth,”...

What are Trump & Co. really up to?

Remember Trump-the-candidate promising working-class voters that he’d be Wall Street’s worst nightmare, cracking down hard on greedy financial thieves whose scams and schemes are...

Why the American majority despises Trump’s Washington

It’s odd that Washington Republicans are so loudly crowing about their passage of the Trump-McConnell-Ryan tax law. Odd because the people outside of Washington...

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,...

Are job incentive programs good for communities?

Governors and mayors insist that giving our tax dollars to corporations to lure them to move to our cities is good public policy, because...
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