Black Friday is spoiling Thanksgiving

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/20/15

Here comes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas! It's a month-long season of friends, family, and spiritual reflection.

Good lord, shout the corporate bosses, are you nuts? Do you think America is some... [read more]

How hedge fund billionaires literally "check" the people's will

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/19/15

Donnie Trump is for it, Barack Obama is too, as are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

"It" is the idea of finally ending a ridiculous tax loophole that was written... [read more]

Why not televise the widening wealth gap?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/18/15

The debilitating spread of inequality between the superrich 1-percenters and America's downwardly mobile majority is of huge economic, political, and cultural significance to our country. So why is it largely ignored by the television media?... [read more]

Hijacking High Speed Rail hurts Americas future

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/17/15

People like trains. Whether taking a long trip or making the daily commute, riding the rails, without the hassles of airports and the tensions of driving, can be the most sensible and pleasurable way to... [read more]

Obama says "We are writing the rules." Who's "we"?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/16/15

Gosh, Americans don't need enemies like China when we've got "protectors" like Obama.

In his pitch to get us to swallow that glob of global corporate greed known as the... [read more]