US Postal Service selling out workers and… America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/10/14

You know what America needs? More jobs, that's what.

Not Walmart-style "jobettes," but real jobs, stable ones with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in... [read more]

Caterpillar crawls into offshore tax haven to hide profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/9/14

The dictionary defines a caterpillar as a "wormlike larva" and a "crawler." Also, that "pillar" part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to "pillage, abuse, mistreat."

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How simple is Rep. Paul Ryan

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/8/14

My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highly-touted budget guru, doesn’t have a very tight grip on the concept of irony.

Otherwise, why would he choose April Fool’s... [read more]

Freaky Stories from April Fool's Day

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/7/14

On a recent morning, after checking news reports, I thought: What a freaky news day.

Freaky Story Number One was about the Governor of Texas, who rarely has any ideas, but... [read more]

To start a movement, start moving!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/4/14

Like that little choo-choo in the children's book, "Moral Monday" is the little movement that says, "I think I can" – and it just keeps chugging up the hill.

This progressive... [read more]