The isolated splendor of the superrich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/26/15

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]

A letter carrier's special delivery to Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/25/15

Neither rain, sleet, nor snow – nor even the likelihood that he'd be killed – could stop this letter carrier from making his appointed rounds.

Doug Hughes is one gutsy... [read more]

Trump tries to put his brand on GOP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/24/15

Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! If you love the loopy side of American politics, your dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump is in the race! For president. Of... [read more]

Memo to Obama: Corporate elites are not "America"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/23/15

President Obama is miffed that nearly all of his fellow Democrats in the US House recently refused to follow him over the cliff of yet another global trade deal. But, ironically, it was the core... [read more]

Jeb launches "Pickett's Charge" campaign

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/22/15

A funny thing happened to Jeb Bush on his way to the White House.

He was rolling assuredly toward his coronation as the GOP presidential nominee, campaigning "joyfully" (as he has... [read more]

The legalized immorality of Big Pharma

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/19/15

Al Capone, the infamous mob boss and bootlegger in Chicagoland during the 1920s, always maintained that he was just a businessman, saying the only difference between him and others was that the law criminalized his... [read more]

Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/18/15

Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.

After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]

Peeking behind Walmart's promise to invest in American jobs

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/17/15

Great news: Walmart is investing in American jobs!

It says so right here in a colorful, full-page ad showing a very happy Walmart worker displaying more than a dozen brand-name products... [read more]

Corporate-media symbiosis

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/16/15

One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America's mass market media has been thoroughly corporatized – both in structure and mindset. So our daily news feed is largely a regurgitation... [read more]

Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/15/15

When a big-name retailer finds its sales in a slow downward spiral, the geniuses in the executive suite often try to keep their profits up by cheapening their product and delivering less to customers.

... [read more]