Big Food trying a big hoax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/19/15

Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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An immigration loophole for rich foreigners

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/18/15

I often wonder about those immigrants who scramble so desperately into the US from across our southern border, enduring killer heat, dodging rattlesnakes and border patrols, and otherwise risking it all so their families might... [read more]

Corporate coup d'etat

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/17/15

Look out America – here comes the Trans Pacific Partnership! Dubbed "a corporate coup d'etat" by Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, it's a grandiose grab for power masked as a trade deal, allowing an unprecedented... [read more]

The isolated splendor of the superrich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/16/15

Rich people tend to live behind high walls with guarded gates. Then there are the über-rich. They don't need walls and gates, for they isolate themselves from us riff-raff the natural way – by buying... [read more]

Congress plays take-and-give with corporate lobbyists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/13/15

Rep. Steve Scalise might not be for sale, but he is available for long-term lease.

Assuming, of course, that you're a corporate lobbyist able to put beaucoup bucks into his congressional... [read more]