Populist proposals win in 2014

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/6/15

While last year's voters put a pack of reactionaries in charge of the new Congress, let's not forget that bigger majorities of the same electorate leapt at the chance to say “YES” to an array of... [read more]

The corporate hustle of college bowl games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/5/15

Are you bowled over yet? With college bowl games, I mean.

Through January 12, a record 39 football “classics” will have been televised, allowing bleary-eyed, beer-sedated gridiron fanatics to binge on... [read more]

America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/2/15

The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]

A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/1/15

In 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came close to getting the US Senate to reject Earl Butz, Richard Nixon's choice for secretary of agriculture.

A coalition of... [read more]

Synthetic food: Our future doesn't taste good

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/31/14

Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of corporate and governmental food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward in the Brave New World of synthetic foodstuffs.

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