Often, when world powers pick fights with seemingly powerless countries, they learn that even small dogs have sharp teeth - as President Trump is finding out in his ill-fated war with Mexico.
Betsy DeVos and her hubby, Dick, are lucky enough to have inherited a big chunk of the multibillion-dollar fortune that Daddy DeVos amassed through his shady Amway corporation. But what they've done with their Amway money is certainly not the American Way.
Where are Charlie and Dave, Mrs. Koch's two mischievous boys? The Koch brothers have stayed out of the national limelight recently but they're still trying to supplant American democracy with their little laissez-fairyland plutocracy. In fact, in late June, they held a meeting of the Koch Boys Billionaires Club, gathering about 400 other uber-wealthy rascals to plot some political high jinks for next year's elections.
Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon's $14 billion buy-out of Whole Foods Market is not only a win-win for both of them – but also for consumers, for Amazon intends to lower the organic grocer's prices.
Excellent news, folks: Jobs are now plentiful! As the Associated Press put it, "The US job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth." At long last then, the American dream is back for working families, right? No.
I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law 'n' order politicians. So, why are they trying to kill the sheriff and unleash thousands of robbers to run wild across America?
You don't have to be in "Who's Who" to know what's what. For example, if a tiny group of Wall Street bankers, billionaires, and their political puppets are allowed to write the rules that govern our economy and elections, guess what? Only bankers, billionaires, and puppets will profit from those rules.
What's the matter with these people? The Trumpsters in the White House and Congress, I mean.
President Trump might have dodged military service in his youth, but he certainly is militaristic – he is bellicose, likes to issue commands, and is constantly firing off militant tweets at anyone he perceives to be an enemy (which seems to include everyone who dares to disagree with him).
The Trumpeters are fully embracing the right-wing's imperious disdain for poor people, blaming them for creating their own economic distress – a convenient ideological fabrication for a government intent on destroying our nation's social safety net.
In the contest for "Most Awful Member of Donald Trump's Cabinet," you'd assume that Jeff Sessions, the bigoted twerp now serving as attorney general, would be a shoo-in. Suddenly, however, Mick Mulvaney has darted from out of the deepest, meanest darkness of severe right-wing dogma to become the new favorite for awfulest of them all.
The vast inequality that's rending our society is not a natural, inevitable, or accidental phenomenon – it's caused intentionally by policy-decisions that corporate and political officials make.
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Often, when world powers pick fights with seemingly powerless countries, they learn that even small dogs have sharp teeth – as President Trump is finding out in his ill-fated war with Mexico. His scheme to w... Read more...
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