Recent Commentaries

FREE ENTERPRISE: SHOPPING

Friday, December 13, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Let's take another trip into [Far-out space music] . . . The Far, Far, FAR-OUT World of Free Enterprise."

Today, spaceship Hightower takes you into the dangerous territory of advertising claims... [read more]

GOOBERHEAD: MITCH MCCONNELL, AGAIN

Thursday, December 12, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Here it comes again [Beanie-cap Breakdown] . . . Hightower Radio's "Gooberhead Award," presented to those in the news who have tongues heavier than their brains.

Today's "Goober" is a repeat... [read more]

STOP CHILD LABOR

Wednesday, December 11, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

I worked as a kid, and maybe you did too. At 10 or 12 years of age, many of us had paper routes, mowed yards and took on other part-time jobs.

... [read more]

THAILAND'S "CASH DEMOCRACY"

Tuesday, December 10, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

On his recent post-election victory trip to Asia, President Bill Clinton made a special stopover in Thailand.

Why Thailand as opposed to Indonesia or Malaysia or, as Bob Dole would have... [read more]

"PERCOLATE-UP" ECONOMICS

Monday, December 9, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Remember all the Gloom & Doom predicted by those lawmakers and lobbyists who fought the raise in minimum wage this past summer?

"Somebody's going to get hurt. Somebody loses a... [read more]

LINDA CAWLEY: LEGAL BEAGLE

Friday, December 6, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

There's an old story about two farmers arguing over possession of a cow -- one was pulling the cow by the horns, the other pulling it by the tail, both claiming it to be theirs.... [read more]

DISNEY IN BURMA

Thursday, December 5, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Altogether now, let's sing the Mickey Mouse theme: "M-I-C . . . K-E-Y . . . B-U-R-M-A . . . Mickey Burma, Mickey Burma. . ."

Yes, Mickey Mouse... [read more]

"SAME NAMES" TOBACCO CAMPAIGN

Wednesday, December 4, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Here is some stunning news! R.J. Reynolds has just declared: "Smoking kills. Don't buy cigarettes." Also, Philip Morris now says nicotine is bad for you and you ought not to smoke,... [read more]

"CHAINSAW AL" DUNLAP

Tuesday, December 3, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

He's baaaaaaack.

Like some Jack Nicholson movie character with nothing but mayhem on his mind, "Chainsaw Al" Dunlap is on the loose again, ripping up companies and whacking people's jobs for... [read more]

THE ASIAN MONEY-CONNECTION: A MOVIE

Monday, December 2, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

In Hollywood, there's something known as "The Pitch."

This is when a writer or director pitches a movie idea to a studio executive, trying to get financing for the film.

... [read more]

Syndicate content