Going down the Republican rabbit hole

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/7/16

Help! We political wordsmiths are in urgent need of help from lexicologists!

The Republican presidential primary has gone so far out, so beyond accepted boundaries of civic and civil behavior, that... [read more]

What happened to America's train system?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/4/16

Why are we Americans stuck with an out-of-date railroad system, while nations with a small fraction of our resources are cruising on High Speed Rail (HSR) networks?

Because our leaders... [read more]

Why the GOP's fence fantasy is a farce

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/3/16

A proper wall, we're told, makes good neighbors, But an 18-foot high, 2000-mile long wall goes way beyond proper, antagonizes your neighbor, and shows your own fear and weakness.

Yet, this... [read more]

Where does the GOP's right-wing grouchiness come from?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/2/16

I've found it! I've discovered the original document framing the tea party's political creed.

Tea-infused Republicans are the "anti" party – anti-science, anti-public, anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-Obama… anti-anti-anti. Where does all this... [read more]

Texas workers discover a corporate giant's shriveled ethical heart

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/1/16

The "human resources" departments of huge corporations are known for issuing helpful bulletins to employees, such as this one: "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

Beatings of workers these... [read more]