The sad tale behind Ben Bernanke's sadness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/2/14 Bookmark and Share

Now you've done it – you've made Ben sad.

Ben Bernanke, I mean, the former head of the Federal Reserve, who bulldozed more than $3 trillion into Wall Street Vaults to... [read more]

How income inequality happens

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/1/14 Bookmark and Share

Where's Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfectly-fitting names for his fat cat characters, including Scrooge,... [read more]

School lunches vs. fat cat dinners

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/31/14 Bookmark and Share

Ah, progress! In the 2012 elections, Republicans cast themselves as budget balancers by promising to whack welfare programs for the poor, snarling that such people are "takers" and "moochers."

Such vindictive... [read more]

"Bonus Babies" make a huge haul

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/28/14 Bookmark and Share

Not too many years ago, any news story about bonus money would've been about some 20-year-old baseball player – an up-and-coming superstar getting $100,000 or so on top of his salary as an extra incentive... [read more]

Shouldn't natural foods actually be natural?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/27/14 Bookmark and Share

Years ago the delightfully-naughty movie star, Mae West, said: "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."

Less delightful are some of the purity claims of such food manufacturing giants... [read more]

In death Margaret Mary Vojtko reaches out to the Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/26/14 Bookmark and Share

If one obscure college professor dies, does it make any difference?

If you're Margaret Mary Vojtko, yes. In life, she was just another adjunct teacher at Duquesne University being grossly underpaid... [read more]