Hijacking High Speed Rail hurts Americas future

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/17/15

People like trains. Whether taking a long trip or making the daily commute, riding the rails, without the hassles of airports and the tensions of driving, can be the most sensible and pleasurable way to... [read more]

Obama says "We are writing the rules." Who's "we"?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/16/15

Gosh, Americans don't need enemies like China when we've got "protectors" like Obama.

In his pitch to get us to swallow that glob of global corporate greed known as the... [read more]

Let's break away from Black Friday Syndrome

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/13/15

Imagine if retailers held a nationwide Super-Spectacular Sales Day – and no one came?

I don't mean customers, but that sales staff, cashiers, and even managers wouldn't show up to open... [read more]

Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/12/15

The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.

These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]

The comeuppance and downfall of an arrogant coal baron

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/11/15

Don Blankenship had it all. The West Virginia coal baron had all the baubles of personal wealth, absolute control over his corporate subordinates and workers, and unmatched political power that extended through every branch of... [read more]

Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/10/15

Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"

But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]

Warning: Pink ribbons don’t cure breast cancer

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/9/15

Must everything be commercialized – even cancer?

This is a question that more and more women who have breast cancer are asking in rising vexation over what's become know as the... [read more]

Mighty Monsanto meets its match in musician

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/6/15

The Canadian rocker and master story teller, Neil Young, says: "Music is a universal language." Yes, and when created by a people's champion like him, music can bring down the high and mighty – just... [read more]

Guess who's pushing for prison reform?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/5/15

"Too many people are behind bars that don't belong there," declared a group demanding major reforms to America's throw-'em-all-in-jail, mass imprisonment policies.

For nearly 50 years, politicians and prosecutors have pushed... [read more]

In a "Mitt moment," Jeb exposes his soul

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/4/15

Poor 'ol Jeb seems to have a terminal case of Mitt Romney Disease: He just keeps blurting out asinine comments that reveal the fact that he is – in heart, soul, and political mindset –... [read more]