Big food's big fat obesity hokum

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/18/15 Bookmark and Share

Hey, kids – you don't want to be a fatso, but that doesn't mean you have to cut back on colas, cake, and candy. Scarf down all you want… and burn off those sweets with exercise. The... [read more]

Does Obama even know what's in his TPP deal?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/17/15 Bookmark and Share

Last spring, President Obama got downright crabby about people criticizing the gleaming Trans-Pacific Partnership he's trying to sell to Congress and the public.

More and more Americans are learning that TPP... [read more]

Should America swallow WTO's billion-dollar toad?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/16/15 Bookmark and Share

They say that if you get up in the morning and swallow a live toad, nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. Well, we Americans have just been fed a... [read more]

Epitaph for a greedy, malevolent industrialist

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/15/15 Bookmark and Share

Unlike the CEOs of most giant corporations, Don Blankenship's outward appearance actually reveals what's inside: An arrogant, conniving, cutthroat industrial thug.

Not for nothing was this thickset, mean-eyed West Virginian known... [read more]

The sleaze, guilt, and punishment of Don Blankenship

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/14/15 Bookmark and Share

Don Blankenship didn't get what he deserves in his federal trial, but he definitely deserves what he got.

"Guilty," declared all 12 West Virginia jurors who pondered the charge that... [read more]

Can craft beer drinkers defeat the beer monopolists?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/11/15 Bookmark and Share

Everybody in BeerWorld, listen up: This Bud's for you!

Or so we're told by the excitable executives of Anheuser-Busch InBev. It's the conglomerate maker of Budweiser and dozens of other brands,... [read more]