2-minute reads 'n' listens

Who’s left for Trump to tweet-bomb?

I hate to say this, but I'm starting to feel sorry for Donald Trump. He's only been in office for half a year, and already he's running out of Americans to attack.

Who’ll help America’s hard-hit gold miners?

These are hard times for America's gold miners, who're scrambling to get ahead, but seeing their pay dropping. Take Bob Mercer, who's been a top miner for years, but last year even Bob was down. He pulled in only $125 million in pay. Can you feel Bob's pain?

Living Wage Preemption Act

The governors of many states are boldly stepping forward these days to stop grassroots democracy.

Should churches become Unholy Temples of Dark Money?

You know what's wrong with American politics? It's that there just aren't enough ways for giant corporations and mega-rich political donors to funnel their big bucks into our elections and buy our government.

Why did Trump back off from his Mexican border tax?

Often, when world powers pick fights with seemingly powerless countries, they learn that even small dogs have sharp teeth - as President Trump is finding out in his ill-fated war with Mexico.

Should we entrust our school children to corporate profiteers?

Betsy DeVos and her hubby, Dick, are lucky enough to have inherited a big chunk of the multibillion-dollar fortune that Daddy DeVos amassed through his shady Amway corporation. But what they've done with their Amway money is certainly not the American Way.

What are the Koch Boys up to?

Where are Charlie and Dave, Mrs. Koch's two mischievous boys? The Koch brothers have stayed out of the national limelight recently but they're still trying to supplant American democracy with their little laissez-fairyland plutocracy. In fact, in late June, they held a meeting of the Koch Boys Billionaires Club, gathering about 400 other uber-wealthy rascals to plot some political high jinks for next year's elections.