Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/11/14 Bookmark and Share

The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?

Take the... [read more]


The inversion perversion – another corporate tax loophole

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/10/14 Bookmark and Share

Corporations are funny creatures. For example, they don't want to pay their share of America's tax bill, but then they're first in line demanding subsidies, grants, and other special handouts from America's government.

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Walgreens: An unpatriotic ingrate

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/9/14 Bookmark and Share

How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to... [read more]


Cheney and his flock of neo-con chicken hawks return

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/8/14 Bookmark and Share

It's awful to see the horrific resurgence of Sunni-Shia sectarian war in Iraq, re-splintering that delicate nation. There is, however, one good thing coming from it, namely the chance for you and me to pay... [read more]


Time for "We the People" to re-declare our independence

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/7/14 Bookmark and Share

July 4th – what a blast – cookouts, fireworks, and several 12-ounce elbow bends.

Oh yeah… it's also about that thing that Thomas Jefferson penned 238 years ago. The Declaration... [read more]


Three GOP governors rush to help one citizen

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Who says that big-time politicians pay no attention to their constituents?

This is, after all, America, where everyone has a right to "speak truth to power." You can get the personal... [read more]