The Highroad

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...

Why would you let Jeff Bezos inside your home?

Would you give your house key to a complete stranger, letting that person (whose name you don’t even know) walk right into your home...

What’s killing America’s middle class?

As the royal triumvirate of Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell continue their perverse quest to turn our America into a gold-plated Trumplandistan...

AgriCulture outsiders tackle powerful agriBusiness

In the 1980s, when I was Texas Ag commissioner, my staff and I proposed a comprehensive set of state rules to protect farmworkers, public...

The essence and true value of real food

For most of us, food is not just fodder to get us through the day — it touches us emotionally, culturally... personally. We see this...

Should the rich get a special express lane onto the internet...

Last year, America’s largest internet provider, Comcast, took over the second-largest, Time Warner. So Comcast is now a coast-to-coast beast, running its proprietary lines...

Why so many Americans hate Trump’s ‘tax reform’

The Trump tax plan is not selling well. Indeed, two-thirds of the American people oppose it, and only 16 percent believe it would reduce...

Why won’t Trump stand up to Putin?

As Donald Trump said: “Strange things happen in life.” Yes — like him! Take that strange bromance he’s got going with his presidential counterpart,...

Donald Trump’s strange bromance with Rodrigo Duterte

We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte, who...

Welcome to the new ‘Trump Tower’ he’s building for you

If you’ve ever been to any of the cities graced with a Trump hotel, casino, resort, etc., you know that The Donald splashes his...

Why are we giving corporate welfare to Amazon?

Isn’t it funny that right-wing politicians across the country piously rant against giving a few bucks worth of jobless benefits to the needy, then...

Would you trust John Yoo?

Noting that the U.S. military was developing armed, autonomous robots to serve as battleground soldiers in our wars, a 2015 New York Times article...
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