The Highroad

Have you heard the news? Poverty is over!

Someone needs to buy a Grassroots USA tour package for the members of Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, so they can at least...

Avoid Amazon’s ‘Cyber Monday’ and buy local

It’s “Cyber Monday” — get out there and buy stuff! But you don’t actually have to go anywhere, for this gimmicky shop-shop-shop day lures us...

Tracking Trump’s convoluted immigration policy

Racially and ethnically speaking, I’m truly a global human — Irish, Black, Anglo, Native American, Italian... all that and more. My father always said...

Spookinomics

Trump’s White House seems to be both spooked... and spooky. Check out a 72-page “spookinomics” report issued right before Halloween by his Council of Economic...

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...
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