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...

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...
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How intractable is CEO greed?

As horrible as the COVID-19 crisis is, it has brought out the best in the American people – the selflessness of front-line nurses and doctors, for example, as well as the generous community spirit of local food... 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...

Trump versus the wisdom of Robert E. Lee

While our present President's moral character seems stuck somewhere between boorish and brutish, it's only fair to note that he also has an aesthetic dimension. This surprising side of Trump popped out sever... 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...

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...

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...

Wimpy leaders ignore strong people

Right-wing Republicans and corporate Democrats have become a pathetic bunch of "No-can-do Nancys." Faced with an economy reeling from the plutocratic policies that these same lawmakers pushed down upon us, t... 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...

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...