The corporate purchase of America's political discourse

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/27/14

When five Supreme Court justices decreed that corporations are entitled to full free speech rights in our elections and that corporate money is a form of speech that cannot be restricted, they produced a nightmare... [read more]

Big Beer deceivers and bullies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/24/14

It's bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers – but the really bad news is that... [read more]

A Billionaire's sound advice to the Billionaire's Club

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/23/14

Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.

Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]

Who took billions from the Development Fund of Iraq?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/22/14

In 2004, Stuart Bowen of Texas was asked by a friend to take on a difficult and important job, which he did.

Bowen's friend was George W. Bush, and the... [read more]

Going from one bad war to a worse one

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/21/14

Hi-ho, Hi-ho/ It's off to war we go/ With a hip-hip-hooray/ We'll send ISIS on its way/ Hi-ho, Hi-ho!

Here we go again – into yet another war in a tumultuous... [read more]