The super-rich Koch brothers want to supplant America’s will of The People with their own plutocracy. The multibillionaire Charles and David Koch brothers want nothing less than to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority … Read moreExamining the Kochtopus
Susan DeMarco was an admirable example of the virtue of citizen activism. Some are born with good luck, but I was 30 years old before Lady Luck smiled on me with full radiance. She arrived … Read moreLearning from DeMarco
Today’s Powers That Be are wrongly forcing a regime of austerity on our nation. Sometimes, it’s useful to state the obvious. Here’s a fact, for example, that we all know to be true: America’s economy … Read moreA Regime of Austerity Versus the Common Good
Betsy DeVos should not be conspiring with fast-buck educational exploiters of student debt. Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, ideological know-nothingism, imperiousness and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos. She is Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire … Read moreHow Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?
Workplace exploitation is at least as old as the industrial revolution, but today’s corporate elites use technology, devious work schedules, and lobbyists to extract more work from employees — for less pay. Today’s captains of … Read moreThieves in the Suites
Our nation’s true political spectrum is not right to left, but top to bottom, and Populism is about reducing the distance between the two. My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t … Read morePopulism: Everybody Does Better When Everybody Does Better
Grassroots progressive wins are changing the defining spirit of our times. Last year’s grassroots progressive runs for office laid to rest much of the Democratic Party’s orthodoxy about who is “electable,” and how it’s essential … Read moreThe Zeitgeist, It Is A-Changing: Grassroots Progressive Victories Are Mounting
The word “Fact” was the first to go. Breaking news: Trump & Company are a murderous mob! From the start of his White House tenure, the Trumpsters have plotted, stalked and serially killed vibrant members … Read moreWhat Word Will the Trump Mob Kill Next?
A fresh “Reclaim the South” movement is emerging In the past year, we’ve seen a burst of audacious political assertiveness coming out of Old Dixie, and I’m not talking about those Trumpeteering, tiki-torch-brandishing, tinhorn KKKers … Read moreThe South is Rising Again
As a lifelong con-man, our plutocrat president* reflexively uses an extra dose of bluster. Why does Donald Trump constantly preface his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,” “To tell the … Read moreExposing Our ‘Populist’ President as a Naked Plutocrat