Hijacking High Speed Rail hurts Americas future

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/26/16 Bookmark and Share

People like trains. Whether taking a long trip or making the daily commute, riding the rails, without the hassles of airports and the tensions of driving, can be the most sensible and pleasurable way to... [read more]


The real story of Ted Cruz's "heroic" daddy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/25/16 Bookmark and Share

Ready or not, it's time to go Cruzing again!

I realize that it can be frightening to travel through the dark, dangerous corridors of Ted Cruz's mind, making stomach-turning hard right... [read more]


Guess who's pushing for prison reform?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/22/16 Bookmark and Share

"Too many people are behind bars that don't belong there," declared a group demanding major reforms to America's throw-'em-all-in-jail, mass imprisonment policies.

For nearly 50 years, politicians and prosecutors have pushed... [read more]


Watering America’s food factories

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/21/16 Bookmark and Share

Water scarcity is getting scary, and banning long showers is not even a drop in the solution bucket.

The biggest water sponge by far is food production, and agri-giants continue... [read more]


Zuckerberg gave away his fortune. But to whom?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/20/16 Bookmark and Share

Let us now praise "Lord Zuckerberg, The Magnificent!"

Mark Zuckerberg, I'm talking about, the wunderkind of Silicon Valley who co-founded Facebook, amassed roughly a gabillion dollars in personal wealth, and... [read more]


Exposing the "con" in conventional political wisdom

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/19/16 Bookmark and Share

The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

National media pundits have been riveted on Donnie Trump's flagrantly-narcissistic run... [read more]