Rick Perry's Clown Show

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/26/14

Political candidates should avoid getting defensive – as old-timers put it, any candidate who's explaining, is losing.

So it's a hoot to watch Gov. Rick "Oops" Perry try to explain away... [read more]

Texas Grand Jury Indicts a Ham Sandwich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/25/14

Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

Well, meet that ham sandwich! A Texas grand jury has just indicted Gov.... [read more]

First class for superrich high flyers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/22/14

With so many things to worry about in our world, I'm glad that one of my big concerns has finally been resolved.

My worry was that, as a global society, we... [read more]

The militarization of "Officer Friendly"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/21/14

Let's check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns, 533 planes and helicopters, 180,000 magazine cartridges, and 432 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. Okay, let's roll!

Only, this is not the US military. It's... [read more]

Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/20/14

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]