DADDY'S PHILOSOPHY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/25/15

This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.

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"We the People," not We the Corporations

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/24/15

In response to the Supreme Court's freakish decision in 2010 to bestow political "personhood" on corporations, I got an email from a guy named Larry, screaming that "Big money has plucked our eagle."

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The fountain-pen economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/23/15

Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Where's the ethical balance of America's scales of justice?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/22/15

Is it really "fair and balanced"? I don't mean the ridiculous Fox TV channel, whose right-wing ranters mock their own PR slogan – but, rather, a network that actually matters in our society: America's legal... [read more]

Merry Christmas, right-wingers, The Red Pope, and Jesus

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/21/15

Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.

First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]