The militarization of "Officer Friendly"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/21/14

Let's check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns, 533 planes and helicopters, 180,000 magazine cartridges, and 432 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. Okay, let's roll!

Only, this is not the US military. It's... [read more]

Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/20/14

The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?

Take the... [read more]

Masters of war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/19/14

Ready or not, here we go again. Our military has been hurled back into the chaos of Iraq. Apparently, "Mission Accomplished" is "Mission Never-ending."

We're told that, for now, America will... [read more]

The lesson from Ferguson, Missouri

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/18/14

The story exploding out of Ferguson, Missouri, is doubly infuriating.

First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, being stopped by one of the town's... [read more]

Yet another political money scam

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/15/14

Attention shoppers: If you're looking for a super buy, be sure to check out the "Family PAC."

This is not a gross of toilet paper rolls packaged in plastic wrap but... [read more]