Executive excess getting excessive

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/8/16

Not only have corporate outrages become commonplace, but the level of the outrages have gone nuclear.

Take Martin Shkreli – please! The 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals launched the drug maker... [read more]

Everyday patriots

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/5/16

The dictionary defines a patriot as, "One who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests."

Supports authority? Hooey. An American patriot is one who supports the egalitarian ideals... [read more]

Sanders' populist surge

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/4/16

Not only have crowds been streaming into arenas all around the country to hear Bernie Sanders' fact-studded speeches, but ordinary Americans have also been pitching in small donations (averaging only $23 each) to self-finance a... [read more]

Why government can't be run like a business

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/3/16

The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business."

Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a... [read more]

What really poisoned Flint, Michigan's water

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/2/16

One big difference between the rich and the poor in our country is that the rich don't tend to have their drinking water poisoned by their own governor.

Not that... [read more]

Something is happening

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/1/16

When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local IBEW hall to hear Bernie, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for... [read more]

How Budweiser locks out free enterprise competitors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/29/16

The word "free" in "free enterprise" is not an adjective, it's a verb – as in, let's "free up" the enterprise of small businesspeople who're locked out of the marketplace by monopoly power.

... [read more]

Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/28/16

The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.

These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]

Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/27/16

Well, I didn't expect this!

The National Republican Party has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a gaggle of serve-the-rich plutocrats and wacky,... [read more]

Hijacking High Speed Rail hurts Americas future

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/26/16

People like trains. Whether taking a long trip or making the daily commute, riding the rails, without the hassles of airports and the tensions of driving, can be the most sensible and pleasurable way to... [read more]