The Highroad

‘The New York Times’ strikes out

For more than a century, The New York Times has unabashedly bragged in a banner slogan that it publishes “All the News That’s Fit...

Babies on trial

We Americans believe everyone has a right to have their day in court. Right? But what if the court is turned into a loony bin,...

Trapped in The Donald’s cuckoo nest

Insanity reigns. The inmates are now officially in charge of the national asylum. Hidebound Donald Trump partisans keep insisting that their man is not certifiably...

Delivering the news to the ‘New York Times’

Before major news organizations pronounce someone dead, they ought to check the person’s pulse. Take, for example, a recent New York Times screed prematurely pronouncing...

How vicious is the GOP’s war on the poor?

Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work. So, meet HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a quiet but bloodstained commandante in General Trump’s relentless...

The Koch Coup

The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many — so, for decades, they’ve been running a surreptitious...

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 people —...

Help save America’s public post offices

The U.S. postal system has 30,000 outlets serving every part of America. It employs 630,000 people in good middle-class jobs, and it proudly delivers...

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...

The meek reality behind Trump’s pose as a Bull Moose Populist

It’s been pointed out that Donnie Trump has unusually small hands... but who cares? What’s truly alarming are his unusually small policy ideas. Draining...

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...

Smedley Darlington Butler and why he’s important

Many Americans can’t believe that political coups are part of our country’s history, but consider the “Wall Street Putsch” of 1933. Never heard of...
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