Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/5/14 Bookmark and Share

Do you – or anyone – really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing on ethics in order to do your job ethically?

If you're a congress critter,... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]

GOP doubles down on fear & loathing of Latino immigrants

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/3/14 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with "a more welcoming, inclusive message" and "positive solutions on immigration"?

Well, time... [read more]

Militarists mire America deeper in Afghan war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/2/14 Bookmark and Share

Only a few months ago President Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history – would finally end by January 1.

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Avoid Amazon's "Cyber Monday," and buy local

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/1/14 Bookmark and Share

It's "Cyber Monday" – get out there and buy stuff!

But you don't actually have to go anywhere, for this gimmicky shop-shop-shop day lures us to consume without leaving home, or... [read more]

Obama's Thanksgiving pardon of Republican turkeys

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/28/14 Bookmark and Share

Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year.

Just as every president since Lincoln has done,... [read more]