Cannabis: America's Common Sense Crop

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/9/15

Until recent years, cannabis prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as "soft on drugs." But finally, thanks to determined activists and broad support from the general... [read more]

Citigroup becomes its own self-serving lawmaker

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/8/15

Perhaps you recall from high school civics class that neat flow chart showing the beautiful democratic process for passing a law through Congress.

What a bunch of kidders those chart... [read more]

College bowl games become corporate money games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/7/15

Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football – well, football was the real religion.

So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a... [read more]

Populist proposals win in 2014

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/6/15

While last year's voters put a pack of reactionaries in charge of the new Congress, let's not forget that bigger majorities of the same electorate leapt at the chance to say “YES” to an array of... [read more]

The corporate hustle of college bowl games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/5/15

Are you bowled over yet? With college bowl games, I mean.

Through January 12, a record 39 football “classics” will have been televised, allowing bleary-eyed, beer-sedated gridiron fanatics to binge on... [read more]