Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/10/15

Back in 2008, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein declared: "There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business."

Thus, the chairwoman of... [read more]

The immoral core of Denny Hastert

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/9/15

Washington's establishment of politicos, lobbyists, and media sparklies are shocked – shocked to its very core! – by Dennis Hastert's sex scandal.

The portly Republican, who'd been Speaker of the... [read more]

Feingold to Snowden to Paul: Curtailing the Patriot Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/8/15

Let us now praise an odd bedfellow threesome: One Democratic ex-senator, an American citizen in exile, and a current Republican Senator. I don't think they've ever met, yet their separate efforts over 14 years have... [read more]

Join the spreading rebellion against the Big Money political game

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/5/15

I think we can all agree that news stories about the ever-rising flood of big money in politics do not tend to have a lot of laughs in them.

But... [read more]

You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/4/15

If you think that none of today's presidential candidates care about people like you, check out Republican Scott Walker.

The Wisconsin governor not only cares, he wants to sit down with... [read more]

Doug Hughes: Protecting democracy from plutocrats

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/3/15

The price of liberty is said to be eternal vigilance. But just being watchful rarely does anything to stop the theft of our rights. Instead, the real price of liberty is open defiance – the... [read more]

Banksters: A story of crime and punishment

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/2/15

Big story from that razzle-dazzle place called "El Casino Grande" – otherwise known as Wall Street.

Four massive financial conglomerates –JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland – have... [read more]

Far from "liberalizing" global policies, TPP is corporatizing them

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/1/15

Words can be discombobulating when people twist them to fit concepts that are the exact opposite of what the word actually means.

Consider the current debate in Washington over the Trans-Pacific... [read more]

2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/28/15

At last, America's political leaders indicate that they now feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.

Congress had... [read more]

Hotel giants trying to peddle plastic "authenticity"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/29/15

As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, when you stay in the hotels of the big chains, it's easy to forget where you are, since they're all alike, offering all the charm of Noplace,... [read more]