America’s healthcare border raiders

While Donald Trump fans the embers of xenophobia in our country by demonizing caravans of desperate Latinos headed north from Central America, there are other northern-bound caravans he doesn't mention. Thes... 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...

How to get Congress to reform our broken healthcare system

For $3.5 Trillion a year, shouldn't we Americans have a world-class healthcare system? Yet, while we spend the most of any advanced nation in the world to get care (more than $10,000 a year per person), we get the worst results. No surprise then, that the "Medicare-for-All" idea is now backed by 85 percent of Democrats, 66 percent of Independents, and (get this) 52 percent of Republicans! So... why isn't Congress responding to this overwhelming public demand for universal coverage?

Tax Dodgers Incorporated

Fats Domino sings: "I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill." Maybe, but America's richest corporate powers know precisely where to find their thrill: On Capitol Hill! They rushed there in 2017 with a passion h... 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 to working class: Adios Chumps

We have a president who mistakes price for value. Thus, to measure America's economic health, he simply checks the price of corporate stocks. And that tells him the economy is great, for since he's been in offi... Read more...

Where’s the beef in Trump’s new trade deal?

"MAGA," blusters Donald Trump – Make America Great Again! America's ranching families, however, would like Trump to come off his high horse and get serious about a more modest goal, namely: Make America COOL Again.

Big Mac’s new Big Data “innovation”

The great thing about corporate giants is that they are such amazing business innovators. For example, in the category of "wheel-spinning" innovation – ie, trying to change a corporation's course without actual... Read more...

Tax day: A thrill… or a chill?

How thrilling was tax day for you? I refer, of course, to the thrill of getting that big juicy reduction in your taxes, thanks to the $1.5 trillion tax cut that Donald Trump and the Republicans passed. Remem... 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 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...