I wish liberals would get off their high horses and let go of their quaint little idea that there is some sort of conspiracy against the working class. There is no conspiracy. We are getting reamed in a very public way.
Just as the founders banded together to fight a corrupt system of taxation without representation, today's Americans must unite to drive out the enablers of our corrupt system of representation without taxation.
No one will replace Bob Herbert at the Times, and that is our great loss, for his kind of journalism is a rarity. But, we will be watching and waiting to see what this journalists' journalist -- and our friend -- comes up with.
It's illegal in America to buy or sell a human being, but a recorded conversation between a Republican governor and a guy he thought was a billionaire shows that it's still possible to own a politician.
Many large companies use offshore subsidiaries and creative tax planning to lower their tax rates at the expense of the rest of us. As legislators wring their hands over missing budget funds, it is eye-popping to see where much of the money has gone.
The corporate media spin that Obama is now becoming business friendly is false. He has always been business friendly. Every prescription to critical issues facing the nation has consistently been to add to the profits of concentrated corporate power.