The what-abouts and whereabouts of Sen. Pat Roberts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/19/14

If a politician clings to office too long, a couple of bad things can happen: The constituency can change and suddenly yank the comfy rug of incumbency out from under the politico, or the office... [read more]

The psychic pain borne by the rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/18/14

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]

Sen. Pat Roberts puts on his crazy pants

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/17/14

In the Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy assessed the odd things she was experiencing and said to her little dog, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Lately, Sen.... [read more]

Shouldn't natural foods actually be natural?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/14/14

Years ago the delightfully-naughty movie star, Mae West, said: "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."

Less delightful are some of the purity claims of such food manufacturing giants... [read more]

What if antibiotics no longer work?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/13/14

Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.

Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]