Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/7/16 Bookmark and Share

Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"

But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]


ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our people's sovereignty

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/6/16 Bookmark and Share

The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of... [read more]


Why have major TV networks pulled the plug on Bernie?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/5/16 Bookmark and Share

Let's go to the scoreboard to see who's winning the exciting game of "Presidential Election Media Coverage."

A non-partisan media monitoring firm that has been tracking the nightly news broadcasts... [read more]


Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/4/16 Bookmark and Share

Back in 2008, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein declared: "There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business."

Thus, the chairwoman of... [read more]


The corporate game behind football bowl games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/1/16 Bookmark and Share

For thrilling sports action on television, it's hard to top the sheer excitement of bowling, isn't it?

No, not that game of 10-pins, but the passion and pageantry of college football's bowl season!... [read more]


EXPLAINING CONGRESSIONAL MORALITY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/31/15 Bookmark and Share

It's always interesting to see Congress in action – though "interesting" can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare – the law extending health... [read more]