Building monopolies, one merger after another

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/4/15

There's a new surge in the corporate urge to merge.

Not long ago, monopolies, duopolies, and oligopolies were not only frowned upon by our public watchdogs, but aggressively challenged, and even... [read more]

How Budweiser locks out free enterprise competitors

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

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.

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Another corrupt for-profit college exposed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/2/15

The nation's for-profit, private college industry is a study in horribles.

Start with the fact that it actually calls itself an "industry" – excuse me, but education is not an industrial... [read more]

The real story of Ted Cruz's "heroic" daddy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/1/15

Ready or not, it's time to go Cruzing again!

I realize that it can be frightening to travel through the dark, dangerous corridors of Ted Cruz's mind, making stomach-turning hard right... [read more]

Avoid Amazon's "Cyber Monday," and buy local

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/30/15

It's "Cyber Monday" – get out there and buy stuff!

But you don't actually have to go anywhere, for this gimmicky shop-shop-shop day lures us to consume without leaving home, or... [read more]

America's good food movement

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/27/15

What better day than Thanksgiving to celebrate our country’s food rebels!
I’m talking about the growing movement of small farmers, food artisans, local retailers, co-ops, community organizers, restaurateurs, environmentalists, consumers, and others – perhaps including... [read more]

Where did Thanksgiving come from?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/26/15

Thanksgiving – let’s eat! America's most food-focused holiday traces its roots back to the abundant feast that Pilgrims and Indians enjoyed together in the fall of 1621.

Only half of... [read more]

Watering America’s food factories

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/25/15

Water scarcity is getting scary, and banning long showers is not even a drop in the solution bucket.

The biggest water sponge by far is food production, and agri-giants continue... [read more]

How desperate is Obama to pass his TPP scam?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/24/15

Whenever a President gets a bipartisan cluster of political establishmentarians to stand with him at a press conference in a show of force behind a particular piece of legislation – be wary. And if the... [read more]

What honeybees, humans, and art have in common

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/23/15

Question of the day: How many honeybees are in a bee hive? Answer: 50,000 – but who's counting?

Matt Willey, for one. A highly-regarded mural artist, he's been commissioned during the... [read more]