Phil Gramm campaigns against bigotry and exploitation of workers

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

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he... [read more]

Big political donors buying elections... and public policies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/13/15

Who does David Keating think he's fooling?

He heads an obscure, corporate-funded group pushing to wipe out the few remaining limits on the special... [read more]

Superrich donors turn our democracy into their plutocracy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/12/15

The problem with the GOP presidential debates is that the wrong people are on stage.

Sure, Bush, Cruz, Walker, and gang are the candidates,... [read more]

It's time to free students from higher-ed debt

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/11/15

In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas, a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens. And it was affordable... [read more]

"Non-candidate" campaigns dominate 2016 presidential race

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/10/15

Once upon a time in our Good Ol' USofA, presidential contenders and their political parties raised the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.

For... [read more]