Congress critters can be lovable for a price

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/30/14 Bookmark and Share

A corporate lobbyist recently admitted to the New York Times: "Everybody is embarrassed about it. Although not so embarrassed that they don't do it."

"It" is the scandalous copulation between... [read more]

The highly-educated working poor: Adjunct professors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/29/14 Bookmark and Share

There's a growing army of the working poor in our USofA, and big contingents of it are now on the march. They're strategizing, organizing, and mobilizing against the immoral economics of inequality being hung around... [read more]

RIP, Pete Seeger

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/28/14
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Pete Seeger

It never occurred to me that Pete Seeger could die, for I thought of him as a permanent piece of America... [read more]

The new loophole that connects Congress to corrupt corporate cash

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/28/14 Bookmark and Share

The counselor advised, "an informal setting," adding that it is "an effective way to build a better relationship."

That sounds like advice that a love counselor might offer to couples,... [read more]

Wall Street warns Democrats: Avoid Populism!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/27/14 Bookmark and Share

Here's a jarring headline: "Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats."

That's the title on a recent op-ed piece written by a couple of longtime political flacks for Wall... [read more]

The Walmartization of higher education

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/24/14 Bookmark and Share

We've learned from hard experience that the moral values of corporate chieftains rarely penetrate deeper than the value of their multimillion-dollar pay packages. But shouldn't we expect more from the chieftains of colleges and universities?

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