Overdrugged America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/19/94 Bookmark and Share

I hope you're feeling well today, but if not -- your doctor will prescribe something for you, right? Maybe a nice antibiotic or an antidepressant.

Wait. Do you really need these pills? Could they be doing more harm... [read more]


The C.I.A.: Can t Anyone Here Play This Game?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/18/94 Bookmark and Share

When Casey Stengel managed the bumbling New York Mets in 1961, he finally cried out in exasperation: Can't anyone here play this game?

Well now we know where the old Mets ended up: They're running the CIA!

What else can... [read more]


Big Banks: Getting Bigger

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/17/94 Bookmark and Share

Just four years ago, America's big banks were on the brink of broke, thanks to their own mismanagement.

But now they've become fatter than a butcher's dog, reporting the biggest profits in banking history.

Why the miraculous turnaround? Did bankers have... [read more]


At Last, A Spark of Passion in Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/16/94 Bookmark and Share

I grew up in a town so small our main entertainment was watching haircuts [Rim Shot].

Well, if you think haircuts are boring, try watching Congress on any typical day. Members always speaking with false politeness and droning on... [read more]


Keep Kicking for Health Care Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/15/94 Bookmark and Share

Bill Clinton once boasted that health-care reform was THE PROGRAM that would [quote] define his presidency! And there it is [Fanfare: Da-Tat-Ta-La-Ta-Da . . . Blaaattt]: A Monument to Milquetoast.

When he first rallied the public for... [read more]


Unplug

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Yogi Berra said, You can observe a lot by watching.

Yes indeed, Yogi -- and we should all be observing what our kids are watching in school these days.

Like an Exxon video teaching high-school science students that the Exxon... [read more]