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The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?
Take the... [read more]
Corporations are funny creatures. For example, they don't want to pay their share of America's tax bill, but then they're first in line demanding subsidies, grants, and other special handouts from America's government.
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How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to... [read more]
It's awful to see the horrific resurgence of Sunni-Shia sectarian war in Iraq, re-splintering that delicate nation. There is, however, one good thing coming from it, namely the chance for you and me to pay... [read more]
July 4th – what a blast – cookouts, fireworks, and several 12-ounce elbow bends.
Oh yeah… it's also about that thing that Thomas Jefferson penned 238 years ago. The Declaration... [read more]
Who says that big-time politicians pay no attention to their constituents?
This is, after all, America, where everyone has a right to "speak truth to power." You can get the personal... [read more]
The Koch boys live in their own special world, enshrouded in a rarefied atmosphere created by the fumes emanating from their family's enormous stockpiles of wealth.
Thus, Charles and David have... [read more]
Scott Walker can't seem to run a clean campaign.
He first won the governorship of Wisconsin in 2010 from his position as Milwaukee Country executive. But it turns out that some... [read more]
President Obama has been hit with a firestorm of vitriolic criticism from Republican opportunists hoping to score political points by blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. So I was pleased when, finally, one... [read more]
What a hoot to see House Speaker John Boehner up on his hind legs recently, braying like a goofy mule and declaring that, by gollies, he is filing a lawsuit against President Obama for "aggressive... [read more]