Glossing over America's jobs crisis

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/15/14 Bookmark and Share

When I saw the headline in my local paper, I wanted to laugh out loud. But that's really hard to do when you're gritting your teeth.

The headline proclaimed, "Jobs lost... [read more]


Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/14/14 Bookmark and Share

No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: "Thief!"

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The psychic pain borne by the rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/11/14 Bookmark and Share

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]


US Postal Service selling out workers and… America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/10/14 Bookmark and Share

You know what America needs? More jobs, that's what.

Not Walmart-style "jobettes," but real jobs, stable ones with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in... [read more]


Caterpillar crawls into offshore tax haven to hide profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/9/14 Bookmark and Share

The dictionary defines a caterpillar as a "wormlike larva" and a "crawler." Also, that "pillar" part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to "pillage, abuse, mistreat."

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How simple is Rep. Paul Ryan

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/8/14 Bookmark and Share

My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highly-touted budget guru, doesn’t have a very tight grip on the concept of irony.

Otherwise, why would he choose April Fool’s... [read more]