The isolated splendor of the superrich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/26/15

Rich people tend to live behind high walls with guarded gates. Then there are the über-rich. They don't need walls and gates, for they isolate themselves from us riff-raff the natural way – by buying... [read more]

A letter carrier's special delivery to Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/25/15

Neither rain, sleet, nor snow – nor even the likelihood that he'd be killed – could stop this letter carrier from making his appointed rounds.

Doug Hughes is one gutsy... [read more]

Trump tries to put his brand on GOP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/24/15

Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! If you love the loopy side of American politics, your dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump is in the race! For president. Of... [read more]

Memo to Obama: Corporate elites are not "America"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/23/15

President Obama is miffed that nearly all of his fellow Democrats in the US House recently refused to follow him over the cliff of yet another global trade deal. But, ironically, it was the core... [read more]

Jeb launches "Pickett's Charge" campaign

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/22/15

A funny thing happened to Jeb Bush on his way to the White House.

He was rolling assuredly toward his coronation as the GOP presidential nominee, campaigning "joyfully" (as he has... [read more]