Extraplanetary Extravagance

Extraplanetary Extravagance

If you think our government’s war policy has become out-of-this world cuckoo, consider the spaciness being proposed by the cosmonauts on Spaceship Trump. Spending $700 billion a year on maintaining the five branches of the U.S. war machine (not counting the...
Is Anyone Really Offended by That F Word?

Is Anyone Really Offended by That F Word?

I don’t think anyone in Washington is actually offended by Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s use of profanity. If you haven’t heard, Rep. Tlaib, a freshman Democratic representative from Michigan, said of the president, “We’re going to go in there and...
Government by Extortion

Government by Extortion

News outlets are treating the Trump shutdown as a power struggle between two willful forces, the president and the Democrats — rather than the president’s disturbing rule-or-ruin strategy. Let’s call it what it is: extortion, an attack on our democracy and...