The Highroad

General Trump’s Twitter bombs

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Doggonit, Donnie Trump missed his opportunity to become a General Patton-style military commander and glorious war hero back in the Vietnam era. He surely...

Monsanto’s World Food Farce

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It was my privilege to go to Des Moines, Iowa, recently for a World Food Prize extravaganza recognizing Monsanto’s work against global hunger. But wait, Monsanto is not a hunger fighter, it’s a predatory proliferator of proprietary GMO seeds...

Walling them out, or walling us in?

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Three Guatemalans waited ’til dusk to make their move. Evading security cameras in the remote expanse along the U.S. border, they slipped illicitly into...

Why can’t our economy promote equality and shared prosperity?

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You don’t have to be in “Who’s Who” to know what’s what. For example, if a tiny group of Wall Street bankers, billionaires and...

The Koch Coup

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The Koch Brothers believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many — so, for decades, they’ve been running a surreptitious...

Why the chicken crossed the road

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Thanks to the industrializers of American agriculture, we finally know why the chicken crossed the road: To run away from the factory farm...

Congress chooses to keep poisoning children

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Yes, we certainly need to cut unnecessary and even frivolous federal spending, because, well, because it’s unnecessary and frivolous...

‘Double-S.O.B.s’ keep making a killing

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It’s true that America’s working stiffs are mostly stuck in the muck of depression these days, spinning their economic wheels with low wages that can’t even keep pace with inflation. Still, though, there are some good news stories about some who’re doing well — such ...

Will you support Carl Icahn’s charity?

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Wall Street buccaneer Carl Icahn has pocketed billions on deals, but he says he’s now passionate about helping others. In particular, the corporate-takeover specialist is...

The class of 2013 seems to ‘get it’

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Harrell’s hardware store, located near my home in Austin, Texas, is the opposite of a big-box chain store. It’s an unchained, small-box store with a knowledgeable staff willing to help customers figure out how to do most any project. Harrell’s slogan is: “Together, ...

A Congress of comics: Laugh ’til it hurts

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And now, Dr. Hightower offers this advice for improving your mental health: Don’t fume about the GOP’s lunatic effort to kill health care reform — just laugh at their farcical show...

General Armey fades away

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Lightning’s flashing, winds are howling — and there’s a tempest in the tea party! Why it’s Dick Armey, the blowhard, former Republican majority leader, corporate lobbyist, Koch brothers’ retainer and commanding general of the tea party army...