The real story of Ted Cruz's "heroic" daddy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/25/16

Ready or not, it's time to go Cruzing again!

I realize that it can be frightening to travel through the dark, dangerous corridors of Ted Cruz's mind, making stomach-turning hard right... [read more]

Guess who's pushing for prison reform?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/22/16

"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]

Watering America’s food factories

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/21/16

Water scarcity is getting scary, and banning long showers is not even a drop in the solution bucket.

The biggest water sponge by far is food production, and agri-giants continue... [read more]

Zuckerberg gave away his fortune. But to whom?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/20/16

Let us now praise "Lord Zuckerberg, The Magnificent!"

Mark Zuckerberg, I'm talking about, the wunderkind of Silicon Valley who co-founded Facebook, amassed roughly a gabillion dollars in personal wealth, and... [read more]

Exposing the "con" in conventional political wisdom

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/19/16

The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

National media pundits have been riveted on Donnie Trump's flagrantly-narcissistic run... [read more]

Why has nefarious corporate behavior become so commonplace?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/18/16

As a raker of muck, it's my job to root out the nefarious doings and innate immorality of the corporate creature.

But I'm in danger these days of being rendered... [read more]

Why the GOP's fence fantasy is a farce

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/15/16

A proper wall, we're told, makes good neighbors, But an 18-foot high, 2000-mile long wall goes way beyond proper, antagonizes your neighbor, and shows your own fear and weakness.

Yet, this... [read more]

Will you support Carl Icahn's charity?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/14/16

Wall Street buccaneer Carl Icahn has pocketed billions on deals, but he says he's now passionate about helping others.

In particular, the corporate-takeover specialist is pushing a charitable cause involving... [read more]

Why would anyone celebrate the "joy" of war?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/13/16

War is hell.

Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war... [read more]

Should big corporations have to pay the taxes they owe?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/12/16

I would trust a pack of coyotes to guard my little herd of lambs before I'd trust a pack of corporate hucksters to "reform" America's tax code.

Yet, Carl Icahn, a... [read more]