Bastrop's new war toy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/6/14

What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It's still a mystery how Santa Clause got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a present boys dream about: A big honkin', steel-clad, war toy called MRAP.

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Global bankers holding a pity party for themselves

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/3/14

Here's an odd headline: "It's Hard to Summon Sympathy for Big Banks." Well, yeah… and why would you try?

This piece began with another odd sentence: "It's no fun to... [read more]

Get a whiff of "synthetic biology"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/2/14

It's always inspiring to see global corporate giants crush small farmers, stomp on nature, circumvent our laws by hook or crook, and deceive and gouge consumers.

Welcome once again to the... [read more]

A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement

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

In 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came close to getting the US Senate to reject Earl Butz, Richard Nixon's choice for secretary of agriculture.

A coalition of... [read more]

The California GOP's fake health care website

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/31/13

In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol' crooks… and Republican members of the California Assembly.

This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to... [read more]