Why government can't be run like a business

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/3/16 Bookmark and Share

The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business."

Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a... [read more]

What really poisoned Flint, Michigan's water

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

One big difference between the rich and the poor in our country is that the rich don't tend to have their drinking water poisoned by their own governor.

Not that... [read more]

Something is happening

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/1/16 Bookmark and Share

When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local IBEW hall to hear Bernie, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for... [read more]

How Budweiser locks out free enterprise competitors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/29/16 Bookmark and Share

The word "free" in "free enterprise" is not an adjective, it's a verb – as in, let's "free up" the enterprise of small businesspeople who're locked out of the marketplace by monopoly power.

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Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/28/16 Bookmark and Share

The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.

These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]

Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/27/16 Bookmark and Share

Well, I didn't expect this!

The National Republican Party has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a gaggle of serve-the-rich plutocrats and wacky,... [read more]