Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/24/15

Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to... [read more]

Phil Gramm campaigns against bigotry and exploitation of workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/23/15

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he kept trying to kill such poor people's programs as food... [read more]

A thousand cuts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/22/15

While our presidents praise America's magnificent national park system, they're not maintaining them. Bill Clinton, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet he... [read more]

"Non-candidate" campaigns dominate 2016 presidential race

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/21/15

Once upon a time in our Good Ol' USofA, presidential contenders and their political parties raised the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.

For... [read more]

Superrich donors turn our democracy into their plutocracy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/18/15

The problem with the GOP presidential debates is that the wrong people are on stage.

Sure, Bush, Cruz, Walker, and gang are the candidates, but the driving forces in this election... [read more]