Dole s Devilish Advisor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/31/95 Bookmark and Share

American politics has become a cold blooded, almost diabolical exercise -- with the candidates' strings pulled by spin doctors, image consultants and other "handlers-from-Hell" -- all of whom are well-practiced in the manipulative arts.

This is spooky enough . . .... [read more]

The Dirty Water Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/30/95 Bookmark and Share

The late movie mogul Sam Goldwyn often got his metaphors mixed -- like the time he referred to a long-ago event by noting: "We've all passed a lot of water since then."

Well today's Congress is trying to "pass water"... [read more]

End the Free Parking Perk

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/29/95 Bookmark and Share

As Mark Twain once put it: "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

OK, I know that's unfair. There are many sensible people in Congress . . .... [read more]

Spell-Checking Congressional Names

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/26/95 Bookmark and Share

Those of you who are computer-literate -- as opposed to such cyber-challenged individuals as me -- know that the typical word-processor has a "spell checker" built right into its software.

It's a terrific device: simply type in a word, bink your... [read more]

The $100 Limit

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/25/95 Bookmark and Share

Wow. We won one. "We the people," that is.

As you frequently hear me report, the voice of ordinary citizens is being completely drowned-out by high-dollar, high-rolling corporate campaign contributors who've captured the ear, the hearts & minds --... [read more]

The Congressional Ice Age

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/24/95 Bookmark and Share

You thought the Ice Age was over, right?

But I'm talking about the "Congressional Ice Age," which seems unstoppable.

As reported before on Hightower Radio, one of the free perks enjoyed by our pampered political poobahs on Capitol Hill has been the... [read more]