Which food future will you choose?

America certainly has an abundance of food (even though many Americans do not), yet we face a momentous choice of whether to pursue a food future rooted in the ethic of sustainable agriCULTURE - or one based on... 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 k... Read more...

The amazing fall of Donald Trump’s wall

Big, high walls can be troublesome. Ask Humpty Dumpty. However, for a real-life, epic story about wall troubles, ponder the trials and tribulations of our very own president. He can’t seem to get his one, “b... Read more...

The Worst of Times, The Best of Times

Many years ago, literary critic Dorothy Parker skewered an unfortunate author with her sharp wit: “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly,” she said. “It should be thrown with great force!” That’s ho... Read more...

What progressives won this year

A jittery week at the polls, huh? One measure of our political anxiety is that liquor sales spiked this week. Also, it’s probably not a coincidence that a new breakthrough in drug legalization was made on Tuesd... Read more...

Should gig giants keep gigging workers?

Here are some of the big public policies people clearly want, but lawmakers consistently ignore: Paid family leave time; restrict the power of Big Money in our elections; stop rent gouging by greedy corporate l... Read more...

A wealth of riches, a poverty of morals

Let’s say you’re a millionaire. That’s a lot of money, right? Now let’s say you’re a billionaire. That’s a lot more money! But how much more? Think of all those dollars as seconds on a clock. A million secon... 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...

Meet a race-baiting ventriloquist

If you’re a rich Republican who’s been in the US House so long and done so little that you’re essentially seen as a piece of congressional furniture – what do you do when faced back home with a popular, well-or... Read more...

Trump’s Rule of Lies

Shortly after taking office, Trump puffed himself up in full Trumpian pomposity to proclaim: "We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else." Well, "nothing else"... unless you count a r... 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...

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...