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The Koch Coup (4/24/2018) - The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many – so, for decades, they've been running a surreptitious assault on the rules that protect the majority of us from their abuse.
Learning from DeMarco (4/19/2018) - For some 45 years, it's been my good fortune to team up with Susan DeMarco – my cohort, companion, and co-conspirator in all things progressive and fun. But life comes at you fast... often including an abrupt end to life.
Fly Away (4/17/2018) - Some are born with good luck. But I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled on me with full radiance, arriving in the form of a petite bundle of feistiness, smarts, political savviness, warmth, playfulness, and all-around beauty... named Susan DeMarco.
Guess who’s serving the student loan industry? (4/12/2018) - Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, imperiousness, and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos.
How low can the barons of high finance go? (4/10/2018) - "Greed is good," proclaimed Gordon Gekko, lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.
Exposing our “populist” president as a naked plutocrat (4/3/2018) - Have you noticed that Donald Trump constantly prefaces his outlandish lies with such phrases as: "To be honest with you," "To tell the truth," and "Believe me"?
Could you live on “Psychic Income?” (3/27/2018) - Today's corporate captains like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as modern society's innovation geniuses.
AgriCULTURE outsiders tackle powerful agriBUSINESS (3/22/2018) - In the 1980s, when I was Texas Ag commissioner, my staff and I proposed a comprehensive set of state rules to protect farmworkers, public health, our water supplies, and farmers themselves from the life-threatening consequences of toxic pesticides.
Forget shaming this do-nothing Congress. Stop paying them! (3/20/2018) - Want good quality, lower-cost health care for your family – and (what the hell, let's think big here) for every man, woman, and (especially) every child in our society?
Can’t America do better than today’s ripoff health care system? (3/15/2018) - Rather than a health care system, our country's leaders have kept us shackled to a "corporate care" system, allowing insurance giants, drug company gougers, hospital chains, and other profiteers to ration our care based on whether a family can pay whatever outrageous price the corporations demands to maintain their exorbitant profits.