Oil refinery workers on strike over explosive issue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/13/15

It doesn't take highly-advanced knowledge and skills to work at one of these quick-fix automobile maintenance chains that specialize in routine jobs like muffler replacement or oil changes. But handling maintenance at a huge petro-chemical... [read more]

Help oust the Koch's junk science from our public science museums

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/10/15

We've all seen those touchie-feelie TV ads with baby deer, butterflies, and sylvan streams – claiming that Amalgamated Contamination Inc. is nature's best friend. There's a word for such hokum: Greenwashing.

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Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/9/15

Come one, come all! Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric, supersonic, miraculous, "Trans-Pacific Partnership!"

TPP is not some sort of futuristic flying machine,... [read more]

Wall Street upset by lack of deference from senators

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/8/15

Wall Street arrogance seems to be accelerating even faster than our infinite cosmos is expanding.

It's not enough that the greed and illegal acts of giant financial conglomerates crashed our economy;... [read more]

Democrats, too, are dancing to the rich man's tune

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/7/15

It's futile to hope that the GOP's gaggle of corporate-hugging, right-wing presidential candidates will seriously address the issue of rising inequality in our land – but where are the Democrats?

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