The Highroad

Smedley Darlington Butler and why he’s important

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Many Americans can’t believe that political coups are part of our country’s history, but consider the “Wall Street Putsch” of 1933. Never heard of...

Who are the serial killers of America’s newspapers?

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In a recent two-panel cartoon, a character holds a sign saying: “First they came for the reporters.” In the next panel, his sign says:...

What’s in Trump’s food-box?

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Even Charles Dickens, England’s masterful satirist of the Victorian upper class, couldn’t have imagined elite rulers using a box of food as a gratuitous...

What if we made voting fun?

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The shameful truth about America’s democratic process is that it’s become so un-democratic that they don’t want you to vote. By “they” I mean...

Big Mac’s new Big Data ‘innovation’

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The great thing about corporate giants is that they are such amazing business innovators. For example, in the category of “wheel-spinning” innovation — i.e.,...

Why so many Americans hate Trump’s ‘tax reform’

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The Trump tax plan is not selling well. Indeed, two-thirds of the American people oppose it, and only 16 percent believe it would reduce...

What is worse than being poor?

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One of the lucky things about being rich is that you automatically become handsome, your jokes are hilarious and politicians treat you with fawning...

Koch industries doesn’t just lobby government, it’s becoming the government

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The Koch brothers’ extremist political agenda of empowering multinational corporations to reign as sovereigns over the majority will of the people has always been...

Is more technology the answer to too much technology?

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We humans have got to get a whole lot smarter, says Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla automobiles and CEO of SpaceX rockets....

Trump to working class: Adios, chumps

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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...

Has America turned right-wing? Or nuts?

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Buckle-up friends, it’s going to be a hairy ride.        Start with Day One for President Trump (gotta get used to saying that)....

Hallelujah, Trump rushes to aid the needy!

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Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new president and Congress? Regular folks in our country say...