The Benghazi investigation – a zombie that won't die

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/8/14

Like a dog chewing a bone down to nothing, congressional right-wingers have been gnawing on the so-called "scandal" of Benghazi for more than two years, growling that there's a dark conspiracy inside it involving Hillary... [read more]

Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

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

Do you – or anyone – really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing on ethics in order to do your job ethically?

If you're a congress critter,... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/4/14

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]

GOP doubles down on fear & loathing of Latino immigrants

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/3/14

Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with "a more welcoming, inclusive message" and "positive solutions on immigration"?

Well, time... [read more]

Militarists mire America deeper in Afghan war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/2/14

Only a few months ago President Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history – would finally end by January 1.

... [read more]

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

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/1/14

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]

Obama's Thanksgiving pardon of Republican turkeys

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/28/14

Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year.

Just as every president since Lincoln has done,... [read more]

Buy local beer, books… and why not seafood?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/28/14

In case you don't have enough to worry about, consider "early mortality syndrome."

Sounds gruesomely lethal, doesn't it? Luckily, this is not a human disease, nor has it struck America –... [read more]

Obama's Thanksgiving pardon of Republican turkeys

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/27/14

Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year.

Just as every president since Lincoln has done,... [read more]

America's good food movement

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/26/14

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]