Freaky Stories from April Fool's Day

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/7/14 Bookmark and Share

On a recent morning, after checking news reports, I thought: What a freaky news day.

Freaky Story Number One was about the Governor of Texas, who rarely has any ideas, but... [read more]

To start a movement, start moving!

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

Like that little choo-choo in the children's book, "Moral Monday" is the little movement that says, "I think I can" – and it just keeps chugging up the hill.

This progressive... [read more]

The mobsters of Wall Street

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/3/14 Bookmark and Share

Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating US trade laws, and bilking American soldiers. Can you even... [read more]

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]