Keeping our COOL

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/14/15

When I was a tyke, momma warned me not to eat anything unless I knew where it came from. That's so sensible that even Congress acted on it in 2002, passing a straightforward law called... [read more]

The pastoral Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/13/15

Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"

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A corporate power grab is underway, so where's the media?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/12/15

If you need a good, doable New Year's resolution, try this: "I resolve to do my part this year to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

The what? Most people never heard... [read more]

Cannabis: America's Common Sense Crop

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/9/15

Until recent years, cannabis prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as "soft on drugs." But finally, thanks to determined activists and broad support from the general... [read more]

Citigroup becomes its own self-serving lawmaker

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/8/15

Perhaps you recall from high school civics class that neat flow chart showing the beautiful democratic process for passing a law through Congress.

What a bunch of kidders those chart... [read more]