Silicon Valley Profits From Systemic Labor Exploitation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/13/14 Bookmark and Share

The demigods of Silicon Valley like to present themselves as miracle workers, able to create electronic wonders (and wondrous profits) from nothing but their vaunted imaginations and entrepreneurial prowess.

Well, yes,... [read more]


Reviving the Bush-Cheney torture Policy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/12/14 Bookmark and Share

A bumper sticker from around 2008 offered a stinging, four-word response to the Bush-Cheney regime's enthusiasm for the cruel sport of waterboarding: "Impeach Bush," it urged, "Torture Cheney."

This comes up... [read more]


Exposing the secret corporate coup of our democratic elections

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/11/14 Bookmark and Share

A big surprise in this year's elections is that American politics has become dominated by the least likely of participants: Shy people. That's strange, since running for office is an ego game, attracting those at... [read more]


Surrealistic rule in the Silicon Valley

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/10/14 Bookmark and Share

Silicon Valley, located somewhere between sensational and silly, has long been led by entrepreneurial billionaires with a surreal relationship to people in the normal workaday world.

Thus, the tech "geniuses" who... [read more]


Florida police swat at barbers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/7/14 Bookmark and Share

When it comes to policing an area, the good people of Orange Country, Florida are lucky, because they've got the astonishing law-enforcement team of DBPR and OCSO on the beat, eager to stop any possible... [read more]


Election 2014: The rise of a stealth oligarchy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/6/14
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A stunning surprise coming out of this year’s elections is that the most dominant contenders were not glad-handing braggarts, but the least likely of participants: Shy people.

That’s strange, since running for office these days is assumed to be an ego game, attracting the loudest of self-promoters. But the big winners on Tuesday were a group that actually campaigned anonymously, not even whispering their names to the voters.