America’s Bullies

As a kid I was always a head shorter than other boys, which meant I was bullied – mocked, threatened, sometimes assaulted. Childhood bullying has been going on forever. But in recent years America has become…

Containing the Catastrophe

Anyone still unsure of how (or even whether) they’ll vote in the midterms should consider this: All three branches of government are now under the control of one party, and that party is under the…

Living in a New Gilded Age

The Trump Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between CVS, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and insurance giant Aetna. It’s the largest health insurance deal in history. Executives say the combination will make their companies…

The Truth About the Trump Economy

I keep hearing that although Trump is a scoundrel or worse, at least he’s presiding over a great economy.  As White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow recently put it, “The single biggest story this year…

TRUMP IS AMERICA’S MOST DANGEROUS EXPORT Donald Trump…

TRUMP IS AMERICA’S MOST DANGEROUS EXPORT Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world. Trump’s presidency has become America’s most dangerous export.  FIRST:…

Three Easy Fixes to Social Security and Medicare…

Three Easy Fixes to Social Security and Medicare that Republicans Don’t Want You to Know About. Republicans would love to get rid of Social Security and Medicare. But they can’t, because Social Security and Medicare…