Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/14/14

The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]

Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/11/14

The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?

Take the... [read more]

The inversion perversion – another corporate tax loophole

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/10/14

Corporations are funny creatures. For example, they don't want to pay their share of America's tax bill, but then they're first in line demanding subsidies, grants, and other special handouts from America's government.

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Walgreens: An unpatriotic ingrate

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/9/14

How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to... [read more]

Cheney and his flock of neo-con chicken hawks return

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/8/14

It's awful to see the horrific resurgence of Sunni-Shia sectarian war in Iraq, re-splintering that delicate nation. There is, however, one good thing coming from it, namely the chance for you and me to pay... [read more]