Pulling the curtain on an anti-minimum wage front group

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/18/14

In Frank Baum's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the "wizard' turns out to be a phony – just an old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in a... [read more]

Mount Pompeo blows smoke over GMO Foods

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/17/14

In 79 AD, Pompeii was buried in ash by a volcanic eruption. Now, nearly 2000 years later, an eruption of hot legislative ash is spewing from Rep. Mike Pompeo, threatening to gag consumers with gas... [read more]

Let's cheer for NFL cheerleaders

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/16/14

Give me an "N" – Nnnnnn! Give me an "F" – Ffffff! Give me an "L" – Llllll! What does it spell? Greeeeeddd!

The National Football League is continuing to run... [read more]

Glossing over America's jobs crisis

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/15/14

When I saw the headline in my local paper, I wanted to laugh out loud. But that's really hard to do when you're gritting your teeth.

The headline proclaimed, "Jobs lost... [read more]

Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

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

No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: "Thief!"

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