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...

The Dow Jones v. The Doug Jones

Wow, how about that Dow? The Dow-Jones Average of corporate stock prices, I mean – the one economic indicator that our nation’s establishment watches religiously. They’re like ancient priests watching a burb... Read more...

Where did the Republican Party go?

With our national election looming, someone should put up "lost dog" signs in every neighborhood saying, "Missing: Republican Party Platform." Voters won't find one though, for this so-called major political... Read more...

Amazing! Republicans turn progressive

Wow, what a surprise! Have you seen the National Republican Party's official platform? Perhaps, like me, you would have expected it to be a mish-mash of Trumpian miasma, laissezfairyland corporate economics,... Read more...

Trump’s bassackwards government

Gosh, our Trasher-in-chief has really been busy lately, calling Kamala Harris "nasty" and calling our post offices "a joke." But, instead of trash-talking, shouldn't a president be, you know, running the gov... Read more...

Getting into “Good Trouble”

In this horrible time of economic collapse, it is truly touching to see so many corporate chieftains reaching out in solidarity with the hard-hit working class. We know they're doing this because they keep t... Read more...
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How intractable is CEO greed?

As horrible as the COVID-19 crisis is, it has brought out the best in the American people – the selflessness of front-line nurses and doctors, for example, as well as the generous community spirit of local food... 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...

The virus that’s killing America

The holy mantra of health professionals was coined about 2,500 years ago by the Greek physician, Hippocrates: "Do no harm." Of course, that was before corporate healthcare took charge and asserted a new guid... Read more...

Sacrificing people to corporate profit

As directed by their big business funders, top Republican officeholders across the country have been defying public health experts in past weeks to rush America's workers back into their jobs. But – oops! – the... Read more...

Cashing in on the COVID crisis

Why does Donald Trump refuse to wear a coronavirus mask? Because he realizes that, in a mask, we'd all recognize him as the robber who has been moving furtively behind the scenes of the pandemic to rig the rule... Read more...

Meet the Slaphappy Governor of Texas

Once again, my state of Texas is saddled with a Republican gubernatorial goober. Greg Abbott is this guy's name, and he's another incompetent, right-wing ideologue whose botched handling of our state's COVID-19... Read more...

Trump versus the wisdom of Robert E. Lee

While our present President's moral character seems stuck somewhere between boorish and brutish, it's only fair to note that he also has an aesthetic dimension. This surprising side of Trump popped out sever... Read more...

A wealth tax for American Progress

The rich are different from you and me. For one thing, they’re rich. Among the super-rich, though, there tends to be a peculiar sense that their net worth is a testament to their true worthiness. Thus, they ... Read more...