North Carolina's Moral Freedom Summer

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/16/14

The Moral Monday Movement is on the move again!

This feisty coalition, based in North Carolina, is an inspiring model of workaday people coming together to reclaim their rights from far-right-wing... [read more]

Howling tea party mad dogs sing the impeachment blues

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/15/14

It's hard not to ridicule Congress' tea party Republicans as a group of mad-dog "aginners" who do nothing but run around in circles yapping "no way," uh-uh," "we're agin it!"

But... [read more]

Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/14/14

The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]

Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/11/14

The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?

Take the... [read more]

The inversion perversion – another corporate tax loophole

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/10/14

Corporations are funny creatures. For example, they don't want to pay their share of America's tax bill, but then they're first in line demanding subsidies, grants, and other special handouts from America's government.

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