Validating Marriott's low-wage exploitation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/7/14 Bookmark and Share

As an old popular song asks, what do you get if you "work your fingers right down to the bone?" Boney fingers.

As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott chain of hotels... [read more]


GOP boo-boo reveals secret corporate donors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/6/14 Bookmark and Share

Some people have a recurring nightmare of rising to give a speech, but realizing they know nothing about the topic – then realizing they're naked.

It turns out that corporations also... [read more]


Another nutty rant by another Texas goober

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/3/14 Bookmark and Share

In Texas, not all goobers are produced by peanut farmers. A bumper crop of some of our nuttiest goobers come out of far-right-wing political soil.

Check out this blue-ribbon specimen: Todd... [read more]


Help Texans Help Texas!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/2/14
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Dear Fellow Agitators,

I write to you with great news coming out of my great state of Texas. A strong, intelligent, trailblazing populist candidate is running for Texas Lieutenant Governor: Leticia Van de Putte.


Finding the money to fund higher education for all

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/2/14 Bookmark and Share

Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions-of-dollars each year?

Answer: Of course.... [read more]


Wall Street sodbusters reap farm profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/1/14 Bookmark and Share

We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm – but e-i-e-i-o – look who's got his farm now!

It's groups like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These... [read more]