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Feb 142017
 By , February 14, 2017

The economic devastation in farm country continues unabated as agribusiness profiteers, Wall Street speculators, urban sprawlers and corrupted political elites continue to set food policy. During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and [more…]

Feb 092017
 By , February 9, 2017
Trump Rushes to Aid the Needy… of Wall Street!

Remember Trump-the-candidate fulminating against these very Wall Street elites? Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority? Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say that people [more…]

Feb 022017
 By , February 2, 2017
Is Trump's America Our America?

Which are we? The America of courage, or of fear? Are we the great America of courage, spunk, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise — as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms and Emma [more…]

Jan 182017
 By , January 18, 2017

What Trump DIDN’T say in his blustery speeches will surprise his supporters. Buckle up, friends. Most Americans are about to be detoured onto a rough and rocky back road called “Trump Way.” The autocratic tycoon was unabashed on the campaign trail in promising his victory [more…]

Jan 132017
 By , January 13, 2017
Searching for Integrity in Trumplandia

Trump threatens tariffs on foreign-made goods, so what about his daughter Ivanka’s company? It’s about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs out of country. Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump [more…]

Jan 042017
 By , January 4, 2017

Democrats vs Republicans? That’s so old hat. The best political party in America is not the Dems nor the Repubs. By far, the best political party is a real party named “Fighting Bob Fest.” It’s a daylong, outdoor political festival run by a coalition of [more…]

Dec 282016
 By , December 28, 2016
Merry Christmas: Right-Wingers, the Red Pope and Jesus

The far right’s God-awful “War on Christmas” Aah, ’tis the season for family, friends, eggnog, chipmunks singing Christmas carols — and all-out, no-mercy, blow-’em-all-to-hell war. Not war like in Afghanistan. No, no — this is the far right’s God-awful “War on Christmas.” In this season [more…]

Dec 202016
 By , December 20, 2016
What is the 'Trump Fix'?

The Trump transition team is a viper’s nest of pay-to-play corporate interests. In Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it was his frequent, unbridled slaps at Wall Street elites and arrogant, job-busting corporate executives that gave him the “populistic” patina he needed to win. But wait a [more…]