Where is AI driving us?

With chaos in the White House, worsening climate disasters, more wars than we can count, and a wobbling economy here at home, the last thing we need is another big challenge. But – look out! – here comes a dooz... Read more...

Trumponomics: Batman… or Dracula?

Even if a White House report is just a pack of lies, it still can reveal some awful truths. Take the recent forecast by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. It essentially hails Trump as genius-on-a... Read more...

Who says Trump is not a moral leader?

It's shocking, I tell you, shocking that some millionaires and billionaires would brazenly lie and cheat to weasel their undeserving children into prestigious colleges, thus displacing more qualified students. ... Read more...

How much does Donald Trump love farmers?

Have you noticed how often Donald Trump prefaces his comments and tweets with phrases like "frankly," "to tell the truth," and "believe me"? More than a verbal tic, these qualifiers subliminally admit that b... 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...

Adios Amazon

Amazon's notorious attempt to squeeze $3 billion in subsidies from New York taxpayers had two very positive results: One, it shoved these immoral bribery schemes into the glare of the national spotlight; and tw... Read more...

What’s the cost of high living?

The rich aren't merely different from you and me... they're ridiculous! The uber-rich, I mean, the billionaire barons of Wall Street who literally live above the real world and are clueless about the gross i... Read more...

Where is AI driving us?

With chaos in the White House, worsening climate disasters, more wars than we can count, and a wobbling economy here at home, the last thing we need is another big challenge. But – look out! – here comes a do... Read more...

How far-out is Trump’s war policy

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. Read the full commentary here. ... Read more...

Should you have to pay to protest?

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 ideas can become public policy withou... Read more...

Special gifts for special people

Ho-Ho-Ho, wait till you hear about the gifts I gave to some of America's power elites for Christmas. To each of our Congress critters, I sent my fondest wish that from now on they receive the exact same inc... Read more...

What would a real president do?

Instead of the rule of law, the Trumpistas prefer to rule by fear. Take immigration. "An invasion," screeches The Donald, "a national emergency!" "The caravan is coming" he clucks excitedly, including "crim... Read more...

Trump’s Post Office

Donald Trump is really quite good at one special skill: Branding. He has slapped his name on a ridiculous range of consumer merch – from teddy bears to a urine test. His policies and behavior, however, have... Read more...

Have you heard the news? Poverty is over!

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

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?

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.