The corporate purchase of America's political discourse

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/22/14 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]


A frightening cruise through Ted Cruz's head

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/19/14 Bookmark and Share

Let's take another cruise down the narrow byways and around the twisting turns that form Sen. Ted Cruz's mind.

The first right turn on our road trip brings us to a... [read more]


Far from a loser, post office is a money-making operation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/18/14 Bookmark and Share

One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.

Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word "public,"... [read more]


Help wash formaldehyde out of baby's hair

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/17/14 Bookmark and Share

Who says we're not making progress in battling the senseless greed of corporate profiteers? Look at the big change won earlier this year when the labels on Johnson's Baby Shampoo announced: "Improved Formula."

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

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/16/14 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]


What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/15/14 Bookmark and Share

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]