Superrich donors turn our democracy into their plutocracy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/12/15 Bookmark and Share

The problem with the GOP presidential debates is that the wrong people are on stage.

Sure, Bush, Cruz, Walker, and gang are the candidates,... [read more]


It's time to free students from higher-ed debt

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/11/15 Bookmark and Share

In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas, a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens. And it was affordable... [read more]


"Non-candidate" campaigns dominate 2016 presidential race

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/10/15 Bookmark and Share

Once upon a time in our Good Ol' USofA, presidential contenders and their political parties raised the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.

For... [read more]


Little Caesars' bacon bomb

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/7/15 Bookmark and Share

Let me say one word to you: Bacon.

Not only is it delicious, it's practically irresistible – I even know vegans who sneak bites of it. And these days, it's hard... [read more]


Banksters: A Story of crime and punishment

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/6/15 Bookmark and Share

Big story from that razzle-dazzle place called "El Casino Grande" – otherwise known as Wall Street.

Four massive financial conglomerates –JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland – have... [read more]


Corporate crime supported by a whirligig of legal favoritism

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/5/15 Bookmark and Share

This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.

Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]