A whiff of cheese on Wisconsin streets

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/10/14

For generations, picture-takers have instructed their subjects to "say 'cheese.'"

Well, no people "say cheese" better than Wisconsinites, who unabashedly wear Cheesehead hats in public, celebrate dozens of cheese festivals, have... [read more]

The spreading plague of antibacterial products

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/9/14

Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban?

Chances are you have, but don't know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which... [read more]

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/8/14

Tenacity can be a virtue. But the persistent push by giant food conglomerates to deceive us consumers has turned their tenacity into raw mendacity.

Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of... [read more]

Free internet journalism from corporate advertising

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/7/14

Attention class. Here's today's new word: "Native advertising."

Okay, that's two words. But it's one concept, and it has nothing to do with native people. Rather, it's a phrase sprung on... [read more]

Bastrop's new war toy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/6/14

What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It's still a mystery how Santa Clause got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a present boys dream about: A big honkin', steel-clad, war toy called MRAP.

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