What’s 2017’s biggest banking fraud?

Remember way back in time, back in the old days of... 2016? Back then, Trump was on the political stump, promising that, by gollies, he would stop Wall Street bankers from scamming and robbing consumers and wor... Read more...

Hallelujah, Trump rushes to aid the needy!

Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new President and Congress? Regular folks in our country say that those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder –... Read more...

Is Trump’s America Our America?

Who are we? Are we the America of courage, openness, inclusion, opportunity, and democratic promise – as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg A... Read more...

Really and truly, who needs facts?

Here in America the word "fact" has a straightforward, rather obvious meaning: Truth, reality, something that actually exists. But we now find ourselves transplanted to a new, odd country – "Trumplandia. Her... Read more...

Why so many people loathe Congress

Uncle Sam wants you! Not the Uncle Sam who's the symbolic caricature of our country, but Sam Johnson. Although he's been a member of Congress more than a quarter of a century, it's unlikely you've ever heard... Read more...

What’s being taught at Koch Kollege?

Breaking news: An amazing new school for political activists is training thousands of people to be community organizers, using Saul Alinsky’s classic manual, “Rules for Radicals.” Called the Grassroots Leade... Read more...

Has America turned right-wing? Or nuts?

Buckle-up friends, it’s going to be a hairy ride. Start with Day One for President Trump (gotta get used to saying that). He will need to be up-and-at-’em no later than 12:01 am, for he promised during his c... Read more...

The new founder

When you think of America’s great Constitutional originators, names like  Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. Last January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revealed that he has p... Read more...

Searching for integrity in Trumplandia

Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed to those greedheaded corporate executives who've hauled our middle-class jobs out of country, or I'll slap you with a big tariff when you try to sell your forei... Read more...

A political party really worth joining

The best political party in America is not the Dems or the Repubs, but a real party named "Fighting Bob Fest." It's a daylong, outdoor political festival run by a coalition of Wisconsin progressives who beli... Read more...

Luxury Tractors? Who’s buying these things?

Let us talk tractors – the sturdy workhorses of agriculture. I've been around them since I was just a tyke – there's even a Kodak snapshot of the three-year-old me sitting proudly at the wheel of the Farmall... Read more...

What is the “Trump Fix?”

Few Americans have ever heard of Tom Barrack, but he's going to be a big, behind-the-scenes player in Trump's Washington. Indeed, Tom's already a big player, literally in charge of parading The Donald into t... Read more...

How the conquering Trump makes fakery real

All hail Augustus Trumpus! All hail the American Putin, whom none can criticize! All hail the All Knowing One, who reveals "realities" that aren't there and finds "facts" that mere mortals cannot detect. Onc... Read more...

Why “Corporate Governance” is a fraud

Good news, people: All is well again at Wells Fargo! After the scandal of the giant bank systematically robbing its own customers for years, Wells Fargo's board of directors stepped in and tidied up the mess... Read more...

The new founder

When you think of America's great Constitutional originators, names like  Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. Last January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revealed that he has p... Read more...