The race to be the goofiest politico of all

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

I thought that, surely, the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right congress critters assured our state of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize... [read more]

How Koch-headed billionaires plan to "save" America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/7/14

The Koch boys live in their own special world, enshrouded in a rarefied atmosphere created by the fumes emanating from their family's enormous stockpiles of wealth.

Thus, Charles and David have... [read more]

Far from a loser, post office is a money-making operation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/6/14

One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.

Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word "public,"... [read more]

Who's pushing to impeach President Obama?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/5/14

Perhaps you thought that, surely, partisan posturing by far-right congress critters couldn't get any nuttier. But now comes the GOP's claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by –... [read more]

Perry goes from callous to disgusting

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/4/14

Great news for you lovers of Wild West, shoot-'em-up, pulp-fiction tales: Rick "Rootie-Toot-Toot" Perry is making a one-man stand on the Texas-Mexico border!

A political stand, that is. He's been tongue-lashing... [read more]

Perry's mess

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/1/14

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]

Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/31/14

An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]

The GOP's minimum wage nuttiness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/30/14

Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.

Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]

Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/29/14

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]

What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/28/14

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]