The Army makes a pizza for the ages. Literally

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/2/14

From the Gatling gun to the nuclear bomb, from hot air balloons to drones, the military has enlisted scientists to develop evermore-effective war technologies. But now comes a long-sought scientific breakthrough that the military brass... [read more]

Perry's mess

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/1/14

Gosh, the 2016 presidential primaries are a long way off, but look out – for here comes Rick Perry of Texas, riding his state's taxpayer dollars into the GOP primary.

Technically,... [read more]

Don’t shut the post office, expand their services

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/30/14

What's the matter with the post office?

The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this enormously popular public institution. Yes, I know that USPS has lost... [read more]

America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/29/14

The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]

Rick Perry's magic glasses

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/28/14

He's back. And, this time, he has eyeglasses.

Yes, Rick "Oops" Perry, is back, pitching himself for another presidential run. What fun! Who can forget the Texas governor's nationally-televised pratfall... [read more]

The flim flam of The Employment Policy Institute

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/25/14

Mothers everywhere warn children not to put any food in their mouths unless they know where it came from. The same should apply to putting information in our heads.

For... [read more]

Florida official can't seem to get the hang of running elections

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/24/14

It's our civic duty to vote, right? Well that depends on who you are. The disgusting reality is that many of the power elites don't want certain people to vote, so they go to extremes... [read more]

From farm workers to cheerleaders – we're all in this together

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/23/14

It doesn't take an IQ much higher than room temperature to realize that it's way past time to raise America's sub-poverty minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. But let's also pay attention to the millions... [read more]

Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/22/14

Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.

I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]

Spy agents turned into peeping Toms

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/21/14

Medical science has long known that the optic nerve runs from the retina of our eyeballs to the visual cortex of our brains, letting us see what's going on around us.

... [read more]