In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/19/14

Oklahomans have been socked with a surprise from their own, supposedly "conservative" state officials.

It seems that thousands of Sooners have been putting solar panels on their homes to save... [read more]

Luxury buyers lead the way to economic recovery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/16/14

Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?

The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]

Look out – the yummies are coming!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/15/14

Attention, men. Yes, you – you with the Y chromosomes – it's time for some man-talk. Specifically, we need to address how you dress.

First, the good news: At long last,... [read more]

Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/14/14

An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]

How income inequality happens

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/13/14

Where's Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfectly-fitting names for his fat cat characters, including Scrooge,... [read more]