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.
Listen... can you hear it? Listen to the eerie "sound of silence" from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so loudly cheered themselves just a year ago for bestowing a trillion dollar tax giveaway on corporate elites.
If you think our government's war policy has become out-of-this world cuckoo – consider the spaciness being proposed by the cosmonauts on Spaceship Trump.
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. Trump declared "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated."
War is hell. We've learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of deaths, uncountable maimings, torturings, wastings, and other horrors our soldiers have experienced in the multitude of wars in this century alone.
Shame is that queasy feeling you get when you realize you've done something improper, ridiculous... or just flat-out contemptible. But it's socially invaluable, for feeling ashamed is a built-in jerk alarm, keeping most of us from doing the same embarrassing thing again.
What's in a name? By definition, the name of a person, place, or thing is its personal designation... a distinct way of being known to others. Unless, of course, it's the opposite – a label meant to disguise who or what a person or thing really is. In other words, a fake name.
In CorporateWorld, when trouble pops up and things get sticky, CEOs don't wring their hands and try to dodge the issue. No-sir-ee, the chief gets paid the big bucks to step forward confidently and seize control... by ringing up the company's PR consultants and having them try to dodge the issue.
How much are you paying Amazon? I don't mean how much you're shelling out for stuff you bought, but how much you and your neighbors are simply giving to this huge and uber-rich on-line retailer.
It's practically unanimous: Nine out of 10 establishment economists agree that America's solid job growth and the low unemployment rate truly mak- ours "The Land of Opportunity."
Workers of America, rejoice! As our nation celebrates Labor Day with backyard cookouts, fun at the beach, or simply kicking back in a La-Z-Boy and doing several rounds of 12-ounce elbow bends – we can all take comfort in the happy news that our economy is whizzing!
The US postal system has 30,000 outlets serving every part of America it employs 630,000 people in good middle-class jobs, and it proudly delivers letters and packages clear across the country for a pittance. It’s a jewel of public service excellence.
Monopolies are not merely un-American, they're virulently anti-American, suppressing our fundamental values of fairness and opportunity for all.
America's political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war. Not our country's many military clashes with foreign nations – but our own unending war for democracy in the USA.
Many Americans can’t believe that political coups are part of our country’s history – but consider from the Wall Street Putsch of 1933.
The Koch brothers extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporation’s to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been inextricably entwined with the profiteering agenda of their wholly-owned, $100-billion-a-year, industrial conglomerate.
Insanity reigns. The inmates are now officially in charge of the national asylum. Hidebound Donald Trump partisans keep insisting that their man is not certifiably insane, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.
We Americans believe everyone has a right to have their day in court. Right?
Before major news organizations pronounce someone dead, they ought to check the person's pulse.
For more than a century, The New York Times has unabashedly bragged in a banner slogan that it publishes "All the News That's Fit to Print."
Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work. So, meet HUD Secretary, Ben Carson, a quiet but bloodstained commandante in General Trump’s relentless war against poverty-stricken Americans.
Generalissimo Trump (whose nom de guerre is “El Donaldo,” the mucho macho presidente of the USA) is personally directing the hostilities in this assault on – surprise! – the USA.
Multibillionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, want to supplant America's core democratic principle of majority rule...
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.
Workplace exploitation is at least as old as the industrial revolution. But rather than using whips to make the assembly lines move ever-faster, today's corporate exploiters use technology, devious work schedules, and lobbyists to extract more work from employees – for less pay.