They're back, stumbling toward the White House

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/13/15

Ready or not, the race is on! For president, I mean. Yes, Election Day is still a couple of years away, but the candidates are already loose on the land… and goosey as ever.

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Aetna lifts the national standard for "competitive wages"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/12/15

Business schools preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEOs must be idiots.

By that I mean the original Greek word "idiotes," which applied... [read more]

Welcome to what the Supreme Court wrought

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/11/15

After the Supreme Court's democracy-mugging decree that corporations can dump unlimited amounts of their shareholders' money into our election campaigns, a guy named Larry sent an email to me that perfectly summed up what had... [read more]

Amazing – an insurance executive who makes sense!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/10/15

Here's something I never expected to see: The CEO of an insurance giant who has an actual heart, some common sense, ethics, and the guts to go against corporate orthodoxy. Someone call Ripley's Believe It... [read more]

Super Bowl enriches NFL, stiffs host city

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/9/15

How about that Super Bowl game, huh? And today, I've got the final score for you: The Pats 28, Seahawks 24… and Glendale minus 2,000,000.

Two million dollars that is –... [read more]