Wimpy leaders ignore strong people

Right-wing Republicans and corporate Democrats have become a pathetic bunch of "No-can-do Nancys." Faced with an economy reeling from the plutocratic policies that these same lawmakers pushed down upon us, t... Read more...

Who’s making our medicine?

Let’s talk pills. To treat everything from allergies to heart problems, half of Americans take a prescription medicine every day, and nearly all of us reach for the pill bottle on occasion. It's perfectly sa... Read more...

Can the Easter Bunny save us?

Glorious news, people! The renowned professor of pandemicology, Dr. Donald Trump, has found the magical antidote to coronavirus that had eluded lesser scientists. It's the Peter Cottontail Solution. While sitti... Read more...
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Military excess

Breaking news: "Trump says Pentagon Budget Too Big." Follow-up report: "Pentagon Agrees." This unexpected budgetary breakthrough comes because Donald The Dealmaker has failed in his Number One campaign pr... Read more...

US global sprawl: 177 nations wide

"Far-flung" doesn't describe America's war reach. Our military personnel, technology, and taxpayers' money are in so many places that the political and military brass no longer admit how many troops are where, ... Read more...

Trump blasts into a new frontier … for war

Our fearless "leader," who cravenly got his rich daddy to help him dodge actual war during the Vietnam era, is now up on his high horse--in comic Napoleonic pose-- demanding that the Pentagon, Congress, and we taxpayers set up another military bureaucracy for sending future youngsters to war: Space Force.

Trump’s plan to flee Afghanistan

It's over. Dealmaker Donald says he's ended America's long nightmare in Afghanistan, finally halting 18-plus years of grinding war--the longest in US history. After more than 2,400 Americans killed (and another... Read more...

What does “Small Government” buy us?

Amazingly, America has become a nation of socialists, asking in dismay: "Where's the government?" These are not born-again Bernie Sanders activists, but everyday people of all political stripes (including pr... Read more...
Dove of peace drops olive branch over Afghanistan, says "oops!"

What happened to Trump’s peace deal?

When dealing in matters of war and peace, shouldn't a president sort of know what he or she is doing? But that's not Donald Trump's way. On February 29, he grandly announced that he had cut a peace deal to e... 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 wasteful is the Pentagon?

Remember when candidate Trump promised not only to wall-out all migrants crossing our Mexican border, but also to make Mexico pay for his xenophobic wall? Well, Mexico hasn't paid a peso... and won't. So, he... Read more...
Donald Trump uses a metal detector on the beach

Where can Trump find a Good Farm Policy?

Donald Trump's idea of a good farm program seems to be "Hee Haw." On a recent trip to Wisconsin, he drew guffaws from the state's hard-hit dairy farmers by proclaiming that – thanks to his policies – the farm e... Read more...

Sonny and Donnie: Down on the farm

Government by the rich is called plutocracy. Government by police power is autocracy. Government by thieves is kleptocracy. Government by Trump and gang, however, is all of the above, which adds up to something... Read more...