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
Now that he’s in Washington DC, is Trump really “draining the swamp”? Donald Trump, never lacking in self-esteem, bragged in 2016: “I know words — I have the best words.” Well, sometimes he does put … Read moreWhy the American Majority Despises Trump’s Washington
What’s next for the women’s movement, and why it’s important. In one of Kurt Vonnegut’s books (and I’m not going to tell you which one, because that would be a spoiler), there’s a mural that … Read moreNow It’s the Women’s Turn
Corporate subsidies are just super-expensive taxpayer handouts The hustlers claim that corporate subsidies to pay for job incentives are a sound investment of our tax dollars, because those new jobs create new taxpayers, meaning investments … Read moreWho Really Pays for Corporate Subsidies?
It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us — but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations … Read moreWhat’s Killing America’s Middle Class?
Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue; it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue; it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make — usually behind … Read moreInequality is Feeding America
Let’s talk about two daily essentials: Breakfast and, of course, beer. Mass marketers of breakfast cereals have been in a downward sales spiral for about a decade, so they’re getting back to their roots (sort … Read moreBreakfast and Beer
The great virtue of the internet is that (so far) no one has controlled its content, and this is what ‘Net Neutrality’ is all about. We’re told by politicos, pundits and internet providers themselves that … Read moreNet Neutrality: Equality for All on the Web
An avalanche of sexual harassment revelations is bringing down a very deserving aggregation of Men Behaving Badly. An avalanche of revelations concerning public figures engaging in various types of sexual harassment has tumbled down upon … Read moreNo Means No