Let's turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/26/14

Amazing! Some people who've long enjoyed a lifestyle of old-money elegance, are suddenly trying to downscale their lives and show a bit more of the common touch.

They're not corporate chieftains,... [read more]

Police… or combat soldiers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/25/14

From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil, but in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition, How? Simply by militarizing police... [read more]

"Pitchfork" Lloyd Blankfein

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/24/14

Lloyd Blankfein is very concerned about income inequality. With his face reflecting both worry and perplexity, he recently called inequality "very destabilizing."

Lloyd's concern doesn’t come from the perspective of one... [read more]

The militarization of "Officer Friendly"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/23/14

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]

Citigroup "wins" but loses; Rakoff "loses" but wins

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/20/14

Believe it or not, one public official has actually stood up to the finagling banksters of Wall Street.

Three years ago, Jed Rakoff, the US District Judge in Manhattan, stunned Citigroup... [read more]