Pfizer thumbs its corporate nose at America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/20/14

Gosh, you've got to feel sorry for Pfizer. The poor drug giant has to pay taxes in our country, so it's leaving.

When I say "poor" drug giant, I don't mean... [read more]

In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/19/14

Oklahomans have been socked with a surprise from their own, supposedly "conservative" state officials.

It seems that thousands of Sooners have been putting solar panels on their homes to save... [read more]

Luxury buyers lead the way to economic recovery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/16/14

Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?

The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]

Look out – the yummies are coming!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/15/14

Attention, men. Yes, you – you with the Y chromosomes – it's time for some man-talk. Specifically, we need to address how you dress.

First, the good news: At long last,... [read more]

Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

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

An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]

How income inequality happens

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/13/14

Where's Charles Dickens when we need him? The novelist, who laid bare the shame of gross income inequality in 19th century England, came up with some perfectly-fitting names for his fat cat characters, including Scrooge,... [read more]

The GOP's minimum wage nuttiness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/12/14

Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.

Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]

Trying to pervert consumer protection into corporate protection

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/9/14

The giants of food manufacturing are very concerned about you. They fear you could come down with a terrible plague called "consumer confusion" – and these selfless corporate entities are going all out to save... [read more]

In death Margaret Mary Vojtko reaches out to the Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/8/14

If one obscure college professor dies, does it make any difference?

If you're Margaret Mary Vojtko, yes. In life, she was just another adjunct teacher at Duquesne University being grossly underpaid... [read more]

Corporate lobbyists challenged by a growing "Populist lobby"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/7/14

Imagine a headline blaring, "An Army of 1,500 Lobbyists Swarms Capitol Hill."

But that wouldn't be news, since it happens every day. In fact, an occupying army of Gucci-clad corporate... [read more]