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]


In death Margaret Mary Vojtko reaches out to the Pope

By Melody Byrd - 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]


Sniffing the ethical rot in Wall Street's culture

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/25/14 Bookmark and Share

Let's review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: Defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly-much more.

At last, though, some of... [read more]