Who will oversee Volkswagen's overseers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/5/15 Bookmark and Share

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here's one worth a thousand times that.

It's a shot of three Volkswagen board members, gathered for a press conference to announce the resignation... [read more]

Grassroots Democracy-Building in Iowa

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/2/15 Bookmark and Share

Democracy is never given to us, but has to be won through constant struggle against elites who keep scheming to siphon ever-more of society's money and power from the many into their own hands. A... [read more]

Why you should know who Carly Fiorina really is

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/1/15 Bookmark and Share

In 1992, Ross Perot chose a complete unknown to he his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking a question: "Who am I? Why am I here?"

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How hedge fund billionaires literally "check" the people's will

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/30/15 Bookmark and Share

Donnie Trump is for it, Barack Obama is too, as are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

"It" is the idea of finally ending a ridiculous tax loophole that was written... [read more]

Why I'm going to Des Moines on October 2

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/29/15 Bookmark and Share

The great rocker, writer, and activist Patti Smith has a song that brings all three of her talents into a single refrain: "People have the power/ To dream/ To rule/ To wrestle the world from... [read more]

A flagrant liar for president?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/28/15 Bookmark and Share

We've got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina!

Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey – just ask Rick Perry and Scott Walker, two former... [read more]