Big Food trying a big hoax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/19/15

Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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An immigration loophole for rich foreigners

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/18/15

I often wonder about those immigrants who scramble so desperately into the US from across our southern border, enduring killer heat, dodging rattlesnakes and border patrols, and otherwise risking it all so their families might... [read more]

Corporate coup d'etat

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/17/15

Look out America – here comes the Trans Pacific Partnership! Dubbed "a corporate coup d'etat" by Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, it's a grandiose grab for power masked as a trade deal, allowing an unprecedented... [read more]

The isolated splendor of the superrich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/16/15

Rich people tend to live behind high walls with guarded gates. Then there are the über-rich. They don't need walls and gates, for they isolate themselves from us riff-raff the natural way – by buying... [read more]

Congress plays take-and-give with corporate lobbyists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/13/15

Rep. Steve Scalise might not be for sale, but he is available for long-term lease.

Assuming, of course, that you're a corporate lobbyist able to put beaucoup bucks into his congressional... [read more]

US General salutes a military “hero”

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/12/15

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of staff, has a particular military hero he wants to honor.

Well sure – who doesn’t admire Gen. George Washington? Or maybe... [read more]

A Supreme political fraud to gut Obamacare

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/11/15

While we know that an anti-government group funded by plutocratic corporate powers is behind the lawsuit intended to terminate Obamacare – who are the four people who're out front as the actual plaintiffs in the... [read more]

An upstart People's campaign is upsetting Chicago's mayor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/10/15

If you're in a big political race, you know you're doing poorly when your campaign resorts to warning local voters that electing your opponent would upset Wall Street bond dealers.

Amazingly... [read more]

The GOP gang of Supremes go after Obamacare

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/9/15

Look out, the Supreme Court's black-robed gang of far-right ideologues are rampaging again! The Supreme clan is firing potshots at Obamacare – and their political recklessness endangers justice, the Court's own integrity, and the health... [read more]

Defending the Alamo – from a UN takeover

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/6/15

Good news from the front… The defenders of the Alamo are standing strong, bravely battling the forces of tyranny!

Wait… didn't the Battle of the Alamo take place in 1836? And... [read more]