Frackers face a comeuppance on unexpected battlefield

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/29/14 Bookmark and Share

The University of North Texas, known for its jazz school and sometimes for its “Mean Green” football team, might soon be known nationwide as Frack U.

UNT (where I went to... [read more]


How goes America’s war on Afghan poppies?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/28/14 Bookmark and Share

I have breaking news from the frontlines of the war.

No, not the new war in Iraq, which really is Iraq War III for us – our nation’s third trip there... [read more]


The corporate purchase of America's political discourse

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/27/14 Bookmark and Share

When five Supreme Court justices decreed that corporations are entitled to full free speech rights in our elections and that corporate money is a form of speech that cannot be restricted, they produced a nightmare... [read more]


Big Beer deceivers and bullies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/24/14 Bookmark and Share

It's bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers – but the really bad news is that... [read more]


A Billionaire's sound advice to the Billionaire's Club

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/23/14 Bookmark and Share

Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.

Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]


Who took billions from the Development Fund of Iraq?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/22/14 Bookmark and Share

In 2004, Stuart Bowen of Texas was asked by a friend to take on a difficult and important job, which he did.

Bowen's friend was George W. Bush, and the... [read more]