In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol' crooks… and Republican members of the California Assembly.
This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to... [read more]
Sometimes it pays just to go away. You could ask Jim Skinner about that.
He was CEO of the hamburger behemoth, McDonald's, pulling down a hefty $8.8 million in pay. Last... [read more]
In this season of generosity, I'm sure that you get as much joy and deep internal satisfaction as I do just by knowing that we – all of us taxpayers together – contribute day-in and... [read more]
Never have so few done so little for so many. But at last, they're gone – Congress has adjourned for the year.
And what a year it was! A few numbers... [read more]
This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.
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Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.
First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]
Ah, '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... [read more]
Have you ever heard of the rabbit hunter's nightmare? A guy dreams that he and a few of his buddies have fanned out across some brushland to scare-up and shoot a few hares. They kill... [read more]
It's a scary world out there, with global terrorist plotting to kill us.
That's why we must be grateful to the National Security Agency and our Department of Homeland Security.... [read more]
Here's a jarring headline: "Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats."
That's the title on a recent op-ed piece written by a couple of longtime political flacks for Wall... [read more]