Let's Re-fund America

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

As we know, the barons of Wall Street have not hesitated to raid our public treasury and haul off trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts and special tax breaks to subsidize their "free market"... [read more]


The flim flam of The Employment Policy Institute

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/13/14 Bookmark and Share

Mothers everywhere warn children not to put any food in their mouths unless they know where it came from. The same should apply to putting information in our heads.

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The new loophole that connects Congress to corrupt corporate cash

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/12/14 Bookmark and Share

The counselor advised, "an informal setting," adding that it is "an effective way to build a better relationship."

That sounds like advice that a love counselor might offer to couples,... [read more]


Time for a Populist revival! (text from speech)

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/11/14
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Thanks for allowing a scruffy Texas populist to join you here at “The Summit” for this uptown, down-to-earth, back-to-basics populist-palooza. It makes me happier than a mosquito at a nudist colony to be looking out at you unabashed, untamed progressives. Thank you for fighting on behalf of America’s workaday majority, who’re being kicked out, knocked down and stomped on by the bosses, bankers, big shots, bastards and bullshitters.


Spy agents turned into peeping Toms

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/11/14 Bookmark and Share

Medical science has long known that the optic nerve runs from the retina of our eyeballs to the visual cortex of our brains, letting us see what's going on around us.

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Pulling the curtain on an anti-minimum wage front group

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/10/14 Bookmark and Share

In Frank Baum's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the "wizard' turns out to be a phony – just an old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in a... [read more]