2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/28/15

At last, America's political leaders indicate that they now feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.

Congress had... [read more]

Hotel giants trying to peddle plastic "authenticity"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/28/15

As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, when you stay in the hotels of the big chains, it's easy to forget where you are, since they're all alike, offering all the charm of Noplace,... [read more]

Don't TPP on me

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/27/15

Like some Vaudeville shtick, Barack Obama keeps blathering that a huge flaw in his global trade scam doesn't exist – but then the flaw hits him in the face like a big cream pie.

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The fountain-pen economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/26/15

Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Big Food trying a big hoax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/25/15

Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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