Everyday patriots

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/30/16 Bookmark and Share

The dictionary defines a patriot as, "One who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests."

Supports authority? Hooey. An American patriot is one who supports the egalitarian ideals... [read more]


Why doesn’t Congress do what the people want and need?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/29/16 Bookmark and Share

If you wonder why congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do – while doing things that people don't want them doing – take a peek at the unique PR campaign now... [read more]


Who should pay Mitch McConnell's salary?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/28/16 Bookmark and Share

Why should you and I have to keep paying Mitch McConnell's salary?

He's the Senate Majority Leader, but he doesn't lead – and he really doesn't do much of anything, refusing... [read more]


How do you feel about subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/25/16 Bookmark and Share

Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]


Here's my plan to stop airlines from gouging us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/25/16 Bookmark and Share

In one of Stephan Pastis' "Pearls Before Swine" comic strips, his character, "Rat," develops a smart phone app that I want. As Rat explains it: "Whenever your bank charges you some stupid fee for something,... [read more]


Who are the pickpockets prowling your city's airport?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/23/16 Bookmark and Share

If you take the word f-r-e-e and rip the "r" out of it, what do you get? Two things, actually: One, instead of "free" you get "fee" – and then you get mad.

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