Pity the poor stressed-out rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/29/14

Here's a random thought that might not have occurred to you: It's not easy being rich.

Well, yes, there are all those things that money can buy to alleviate the burden... [read more]

Why "Babe" was my boyhood sports hero

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/26/14

I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: "Who was your sports hero growing up?

Of course, sports today is very political – from billionaire team... [read more]


Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/25/14

This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.

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Merry Christmas, right-wingers, The Red Pope, and Jesus

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/24/14

Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.

First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]

The continuing shame of the CIA's torture program

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/23/14

For a clue into how out-of-control, un-American, and just plain wrong our CIA's torture program was, note the frantic and furious reactions by the CIA establishment to reports about its torturous cruelty.

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