2-minute reads 'n' listens

America’s healthcare border raiders

While Donald Trump fans the embers of xenophobia in our country by demonizing caravans of desperate Latinos headed north from Central America, there are other northern-bound caravans he doesn't mention. Thes... Read more...

Trump’s one-word re-election campaign

"Socialism," snarled The Donald at a recent pep rally of far-right Republicans. And the obedient crowd of Trumpistas snarled back in unison: So-sh'll-izz-ummm! There you have the entire intellectual content ... Read more...

How to get Congress to reform our broken healthcare system

For $3.5 Trillion a year, shouldn't we Americans have a world-class healthcare system? Yet, while we spend the most of any advanced nation in the world to get care (more than $10,000 a year per person), we get the worst results. No surprise then, that the "Medicare-for-All" idea is now backed by 85 percent of Democrats, 66 percent of Independents, and (get this) 52 percent of Republicans! So... why isn't Congress responding to this overwhelming public demand for universal coverage?

Tax Dodgers Incorporated

Fats Domino sings: "I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill." Maybe, but America's richest corporate powers know precisely where to find their thrill: On Capitol Hill! They rushed there in 2017 with a passion h... Read more...

How much does Donald Trump love farmers?

Have you noticed how often Donald Trump prefaces his comments and tweets with phrases like "frankly," "to tell the truth," and "believe me"? More than a verbal tic, these qualifiers subliminally admit that b... Read more...

Trump to working class: Adios Chumps

We have a president who mistakes price for value. Thus, to measure America's economic health, he simply checks the price of corporate stocks. And that tells him the economy is great, for since he's been in offi... Read more...