Cosmetic giants wage non-stop make-up war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/6/14 Bookmark and Share

In the US alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what's commonly called "make-up." But lipsticks, mascara, eye shadow, etc. are not the only kind of make-up the... [read more]


Mitch McConnell's gardening lesson

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/5/14 Bookmark and Share

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell recently proclaimed: "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root and branch."

Like Captain Ahab's suicidal obsession with Moby... [read more]


State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off the poor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Loan sharks and their lobbyists really know how to put the "ick" in eth-icks.

Though they've tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves "consumer lenders," their game remains the... [read more]


Arms peddlers discover your town… and tax dollars

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/3/14 Bookmark and Share

Don't look now, but the overbearing power of America's military-industrial-complex has probably snuck into your town.

The multibillion-dollar global armament giants have discovered a hot new growth market here at home:... [read more]


The real Halloween scaries of 2014

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/31/14 Bookmark and Share

If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-or-treaters coming to your door – just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.

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GOP to US infrastructure: All fall down

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/30/14 Bookmark and Share

I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done – can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Choo-Choo That Couldn't: The... [read more]