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Trump’s Post Office (12/12/2018) - Donald Trump is really quite good at one special skill: Branding. He has slapped his name on a ridiculous range […]
Have you heard the news? Poverty is over! (11/29/2018) - 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 (11/27/2018) - 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.
Where did Thanksgiving come from? (11/20/2018) - Thanksgiving – let’s eat! America's most food-focused holiday traces its roots back to the abundant feast that Pilgrims and Indians enjoyed together in the fall of 1621.
Putting traumatized immigrant children out of sight (11/13/2018) - In June, our immigrant-bashing president ordered an end to his own warped policy of forcibly tearing terrified migrant children from the arms of their asylum-seeking parents.
Spookinomics (11/8/2018) - Trump's White House seems to be both spooked... and spooky.
Beware of the Real Gremlins This Season (11/6/2018) - Once again, we enter the long season of winter darkness, and this year we are beset by back-to-back waves of spooks. First came the little costumed goblins on Halloween, seeking sweet treats from us. Cute!
Should you have to pay to protest? (11/1/2018) - 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 idea can become public policy without the public knowing it.
A bawdy house of bad right-wing ideas (10/30/2018) - If you're wondering where Congress' next truly bad idea will come from, keep an eye on a secretive far-right-wing outfit called ALEC – the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Empowering the people (10/25/2018) - Is it possible to get public policies out of our political system that benefit common people rather than moneyed elites?
Front porch politics (10/23/2018) - If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump worshippers, check out this report: "The Promise of a Progressive Populist Movement."
Have you heard the news? Poverty is over! (10/11/2018) - 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.
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