How to make billboards uglier

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/11/16 Bookmark and Share

Okay people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must.

At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic – they garishly loom over us, clutter our landscapes, and intrude into... [read more]

Why would anyone celebrate the "joy" of war?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/10/16 Bookmark and Share

War is hell.

Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war... [read more]

A legislative mystery: Who dunnit?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/9/16 Bookmark and Share

Our congress critters can't even do right without turning it into a wrong!

They've been rewriting the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which has been so riddled with loopholes that... [read more]

What did we learn from Antonin Scalia's death?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/8/16 Bookmark and Share

How curious that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in, of all places, an exclusive, West Texas hunting lodge.

Curioser yet, all expenses for hizzonor's February stay were paid by the... [read more]

Going down the Republican rabbit hole

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/7/16 Bookmark and Share

Help! We political wordsmiths are in urgent need of help from lexicologists!

The Republican presidential primary has gone so far out, so beyond accepted boundaries of civic and civil behavior, that... [read more]

What happened to America's train system?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/4/16 Bookmark and Share

Why are we Americans stuck with an out-of-date railroad system, while nations with a small fraction of our resources are cruising on High Speed Rail (HSR) networks?

Because our leaders... [read more]