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...

What’s the Weirdest Species of All?

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 i... Read more...

What car do billionaires ride in?

I'm guessing that being rich is a comfortable feeling – no money worries, you're set for life! But is it possible that too rich can be too much, even discombobulating? Imagine being Mark Zuckerberg, whose so... Read more...

How do the rich become uber-rich?

As Ray Charles wailed in a song of true-life blues: "Them that's got is them that gets/And I ain't got nothin' yet." While the workaday majority of Americans continue to be mired in our low-wage economy, the... Read more...

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...

The other Mexican migration

You probably haven't heard about it, but there's another mass migration coming across the US-Mexico border. However, these are not Central American families fleeing horrific conditions back home – only to be se... Read more...

Special gifts for special people

Ho-Ho-Ho, wait till you hear about the gifts I gave to some of America's power elites for Christmas. To each of our Congress critters, I sent my fondest wish that from now on they receive the exact same inco... Read more...

DADDY’S PHILOSOPHY

This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving – giving of ourselves. Yes, we are a country... Read more...

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...

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...