Congress critters can be lovable for a price

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/6/14 Bookmark and Share

A corporate lobbyist recently admitted to the New York Times: "Everybody is embarrassed about it. Although not so embarrassed that they don't do it."

"It" is the scandalous copulation between... [read more]


Wall Street's secret fraternity of pathetic narcissists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/5/14 Bookmark and Share

Never let it be said that the überrich bankers of Wall Street are too uptight to get down.

A recent article by reporter Kevin Roose reveals that some 200 of the... [read more]


A middle-finger salute for the fracking king

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Rex Tillerson is mad. In fact, Fracking Mad.

This 61-year old farmer from Bartonville, Texas is another victim of Big Oil's fracking boom that has invaded people's homes and lives from... [read more]


Ted Nugent brings bigotry and misogyny to Texas governors race

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

Ted Nugent, the old rocker from the Seventies, is now just plain old… and off his rocker.

A political novelty act for the far right and a front man for the... [read more]


The Army makes a pizza for the ages. Literally

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/28/14 Bookmark and Share

From the Gatling gun to the nuclear bomb, from hot air balloons to drones, the military has enlisted scientists to develop evermore-effective war technologies. But now comes a long-sought scientific breakthrough that the military brass... [read more]


ARE PROGRESSIVES ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL? COULD ANDY SHALLAL BE THE NEXT BILL DE BLASIO?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/27/14
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By Jim Hightower and Steve Cobble

There’s a great band in Austin called “Asleep at the Wheel,” a name that jumps to mind when we consider the current mayoral race in Washington, D.C.

Are national progressives asleep at the wheel right now, missing a rare chance to help elect a very strong progressive as D.C. Mayor? Are we collectively missing a second “de Blasio moment” in Washington?