Surrealistic rule in the Silicon Valley

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/10/14

Silicon Valley, located somewhere between sensational and silly, has long been led by entrepreneurial billionaires with a surreal relationship to people in the normal workaday world.

Thus, the tech "geniuses" who... [read more]

Florida police swat at barbers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/7/14

When it comes to policing an area, the good people of Orange Country, Florida are lucky, because they've got the astonishing law-enforcement team of DBPR and OCSO on the beat, eager to stop any possible... [read more]

Cosmetic giants wage non-stop make-up war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/6/14

In the US alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what's commonly called "make-up." But lipsticks, mascara, eye shadow, etc. are not the only kind of make-up the... [read more]

Mitch McConnell's gardening lesson

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/5/14

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell recently proclaimed: "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root and branch."

Like Captain Ahab's suicidal obsession with Moby... [read more]

State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off the poor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/4/14

Loan sharks and their lobbyists really know how to put the "ick" in eth-icks.

Though they've tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves "consumer lenders," their game remains the... [read more]