Burger King pulls a Whopper on us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/4/14

Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as "Home of the Whopper," a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull, and a whale of a deal. But "whopper"... [read more]

Scary Perry foments fear that terrorists "could be" coming from Mexico

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/3/14

One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb – by gollies, he doubles down on dumb.

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Perry stands like a rock on border issue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/2/14

Rick Perry is making a grand stand at the Texas-Mexico border. In fact, on the issue of locking down that border, Perry has been like a rock. Only dumber.

He says... [read more]

Labor Day lesson: there's no such thing as a "consumer"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/1/14

In the run-up to this Labor Day, I've noticed several CEOs, political pundits, and so-called economic experts saying they're confused as to why Americans are so down. Consumers should be out buying stuff, they say,... [read more]

Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/29/14

The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]