Scary Perry foments fear that terrorists "could be" coming from Mexico

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/3/14

One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb – by gollies, he doubles down on dumb.

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Perry stands like a rock on border issue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/2/14

Rick Perry is making a grand stand at the Texas-Mexico border. In fact, on the issue of locking down that border, Perry has been like a rock. Only dumber.

He says... [read more]

Labor Day lesson: there's no such thing as a "consumer"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/1/14

In the run-up to this Labor Day, I've noticed several CEOs, political pundits, and so-called economic experts saying they're confused as to why Americans are so down. Consumers should be out buying stuff, they say,... [read more]

Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/29/14

The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]

Cargill's GMO hypocrisy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/28/14

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

I don't think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that... [read more]

Police… or combat soldiers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/27/14

From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil, but in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition, How? Simply by militarizing police... [read more]

Rick Perry's Clown Show

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/26/14

Political candidates should avoid getting defensive – as old-timers put it, any candidate who's explaining, is losing.

So it's a hoot to watch Gov. Rick "Oops" Perry try to explain away... [read more]

Texas Grand Jury Indicts a Ham Sandwich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/25/14

Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

Well, meet that ham sandwich! A Texas grand jury has just indicted Gov.... [read more]

First class for superrich high flyers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/22/14

With so many things to worry about in our world, I'm glad that one of my big concerns has finally been resolved.

My worry was that, as a global society, we... [read more]

The militarization of "Officer Friendly"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/21/14

Let's check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns, 533 planes and helicopters, 180,000 magazine cartridges, and 432 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. Okay, let's roll!

Only, this is not the US military. It's... [read more]