What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/15/14

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]

Standing up to post office privatizers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/12/14

"Boss," spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that's how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss.

America's postal employees – from mail clerks to letter... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/11/14

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]

Cosmetic giants wage non-stop make-up war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/10/14

In the US alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what's commonly called "make-up." But lipsticks, mascara, eye shadow, etc. are not the only kind of make-up the... [read more]

Bezos buys a big piece of power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/9/14

An old cowboy aphorism says: "Speak the truth. But ride a fast horse."

From the 1970s into the 1990s, there was a proud truth-telling newspaper of national importance. At the... [read more]