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
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
Corporate candidates are old hat: time to ring in the new! Last June, after Democrats had lost four straight special Congressional elections (Rob Quist in Montana, James Thompson in Kansas, Archie Parnell in South Carolina, … Read moreFed Up with Corporate Candidates and Rigged Politics?
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?