What’s the Weirdest Species of All?

I love those nature shows that probe the behavior and intelligence of birds, elephants, and other fellow creatures. However, there's one exotic critter the shows have ignored, and it's crying out for analysi... Read more...

Want to Help Stop Big Oil’s Thievery?

The one thing you never want to hear your dentist say is: "Oops!" It's also alarming to hear that from a former-US senator, 25 years after he'd passed a temporary oil subsidy for Big Oil. With world petroleu... Read more...
Donald Trump uses a metal detector on the beach

Where can Trump find a Good Farm Policy?

Donald Trump's idea of a good farm program seems to be "Hee Haw." On a recent trip to Wisconsin, he drew guffaws from the state's hard-hit dairy farmers by proclaiming that – thanks to his policies – the farm e... Read more...

Sonny and Donnie: Down on the farm

Government by the rich is called plutocracy. Government by police power is autocracy. Government by thieves is kleptocracy. Government by Trump and gang, however, is all of the above, which adds up to something... 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...

The Gloppy mess of merger mania

Here's a recipe for you: Chop up some Oscar Mayer wieners, stir in Heinz ketchup, blend with Cool Whip and Maxwell House Coffee, sprinkle Planters peanuts over the mixture, add A-1 Steak Sauce, then top it with... Read more...

Kroger: Don’t Lose Local News

Like most politicians, corporate executives never do anything wrong. If anything wrong does "happen," it's always someone else's fault. That's been the gutless ploy of Kroger supermarket honchos who recently... Read more...
toy robot stands in front of white farm fence and red barn

Robot farmers – E-I-E-I-O!

How're you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen ... Angus? Not "Angus," the breed of cattle, but Angus, the 1,000-pound "farmer of the future." He is not actually a he, but an it: A robot, toil... Read more...