Rick Perry struts his stuff in Davos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/10/14

Were you invited to the big doing's in Davos? You know, the annual, powwow of power elites held in that posh resort town in the Swiss Alps. The World Economic Forum, as it's formally... [read more]

The California GOP's fake health care website

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/7/14

In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol' crooks… and Republican members of the California Assembly.

This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to... [read more]

Being a bankster means never saying, "I'm sorry"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/6/14

The funny thing about Wall Street banksters is that they make a killing by defrauding millions of homeowners, customers, investors, and taxpayers – then, when caught, they wonder why we don't love them.

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Why keep an expensive, illegal, invasive, spy program that doesn’t even work?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/5/14

President Obama's support for NSA's domestic spying program prompted a critic to say: "Given the unique power of the state, it is not enough for leaders to say: 'trust us, we won't abuse the data... [read more]

McDonald's uses MLK Day to whitewash its labor record

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/4/14

I've noticed that local celebrations of Martin Luther King Day tend to be unique, for they've generally not been turned into yet another excuse for beer and barbecue parties.

Rather than... [read more]

The mobsters of Wall Street

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/3/14

Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating US trade laws, and bilking American soldiers. Can you even... [read more]

Why are NFL cheerleaders booing their teams?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/31/14

Let's turn now to the Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports.

The big story at this time of year, of course, is the Super Bowl, that multi-multi-million dollar showcase of super-paid... [read more]

Congress critters can be lovable for a price

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/30/14

A corporate lobbyist recently admitted to the New York Times: "Everybody is embarrassed about it. Although not so embarrassed that they don't do it."

"It" is the scandalous copulation between... [read more]

The highly-educated working poor: Adjunct professors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/29/14

There's a growing army of the working poor in our USofA, and big contingents of it are now on the march. They're strategizing, organizing, and mobilizing against the immoral economics of inequality being hung around... [read more]

The new loophole that connects Congress to corrupt corporate cash

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/28/14

The counselor advised, "an informal setting," adding that it is "an effective way to build a better relationship."

That sounds like advice that a love counselor might offer to couples,... [read more]