Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/5/14

Do you – or anyone – really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing on ethics in order to do your job ethically?

If you're a congress critter,... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/4/14

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]

GOP doubles down on fear & loathing of Latino immigrants

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/3/14

Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with "a more welcoming, inclusive message" and "positive solutions on immigration"?

Well, time... [read more]

Militarists mire America deeper in Afghan war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/2/14

Only a few months ago President Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history – would finally end by January 1.

... [read more]

Avoid Amazon's "Cyber Monday," and buy local

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/1/14

It's "Cyber Monday" – get out there and buy stuff!

But you don't actually have to go anywhere, for this gimmicky shop-shop-shop day lures us to consume without leaving home, or... [read more]