America swallowed WTO's billion-dollar toad

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/16/16 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]


Where inequality comes from

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/15/16 Bookmark and Share

Last spring, President Obama got downright crabby toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and muckrakers like me.

He was irked that we critics of his Trans-Pacific Partnership kept pointing out that this... [read more]


What do chickens and our constitutional rights have in common?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/12/16 Bookmark and Share

Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

Yet, those very same tea... [read more]


The real stink in Flint, Michigan's water scandal

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/11/16 Bookmark and Share

The tap water in Flint, Michigan, is not the only thing that stinks and leaves a horrible taste in one's mouth.

The governor and his agency heads who caused the sudden... [read more]


How do you feel about subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/10/16 Bookmark and Share

Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]


How do you feel about subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/10/16 Bookmark and Share

Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]