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]

Willie's Reserve

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/25/15 Bookmark and Share

With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land – including full legalization and/or commercialization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, DC – who better than... [read more]

Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/24/15 Bookmark and Share

Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to... [read more]

Phil Gramm campaigns against bigotry and exploitation of workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/23/15 Bookmark and Share

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he kept trying to kill such poor people's programs as food... [read more]