2-minute reads 'n' listens

Where is AI driving us?

With chaos in the White House, worsening climate disasters, more wars than we can count, and a wobbling economy here at home, the last thing we need is another big challenge. But – look out! – here comes a doo... Read more...

How far-out is Trump’s war policy

If you think our government’s war policy has become out-of-this world cuckoo – consider the spaciness being proposed by the cosmonauts on Spaceship Trump. Read the full commentary here. ... Read more...

Should you have to pay to protest?

Ideally, elections are about ideas, but these days policy discussions are being shoved aside by raw partisanship and vitriol. Not only are good ideas ignored, but very bad ideas can become public policy withou... Read more...

Special gifts for special people

Ho-Ho-Ho, wait till you hear about the gifts I gave to some of America's power elites for Christmas. To each of our Congress critters, I sent my fondest wish that from now on they receive the exact same inc... Read more...

What would a real president do?

Instead of the rule of law, the Trumpistas prefer to rule by fear. Take immigration. "An invasion," screeches The Donald, "a national emergency!" "The caravan is coming" he clucks excitedly, including "crim... Read more...

Trump’s Post Office

Donald Trump is really quite good at one special skill: Branding. He has slapped his name on a ridiculous range of consumer merch – from teddy bears to a urine test. His policies and behavior, however, have... Read more...

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 visit the real world once in their lives.

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 to consume without leaving home, or even getting out of bed.