Willie's Reserve

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/31/15

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]

Proud "partners" corporatize our parks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/30/15

While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America's so-called "leaders" are aggressively commercializing our parks, converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow.

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A thousand cuts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/28/15

While our presidents praise America's magnificent national park system, they're not maintaining them. Bill Clinton, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet he... [read more]

Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/28/15

When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]

13 Democratic senators say “Nuts to you.”

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/27/15

By a one-vote margin, the US Senate passed “fast-track” authority, in June to expedite passage of the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which will export beaucoup more of our country’s middle-class jobs. That’s the kind of... [read more]