Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/4/15

Well, I didn't expect this!

The National Republican Party has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a gaggle of serve-the-rich plutocrats and wacky,... [read more]

Scott Walker cuts higher-ed budget to fund corporate welfare

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/3/15

Meet Scott Walker, corporate whore.

The Wisconsin governor says he should be America's president because he's a proven budget whacker who, by gollies, has dressed down teachers, slashed funding for higher... [read more]

Why build a National Monument to a union-busting robber baron?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/2/15

Occasionally, I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume I'm hallucinating. For example: The National Park Service's Pullman National Monument in Chicago.

... [read more]

Trump is a buffoon, but what do we call his copycat rivals?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/1/15

Donnie Trump is said to be the biggest thing in American politics these days. Of course, that's mostly being said by him – then repeated ad nauseum by a media gone ga-ga over his summer... [read more]

Thank you, taxpayers, for financing a monument to greed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/31/15

"History," as the old adage goes, "is written by the winners." Even though many "winners" are losers as human beings.

For a clear example of this irony, check out the new... [read more]

Coca-Cola to obese people: Hey, exercise more!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/28/15

Good news about obesity: A new scientific organization is coming to grips with this bulging national problem.

Called the Global Energy Balance Network, it comes at obesity from a unique... [read more]

How to lift up America's middle class

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/27/15

Some days, I get a bad case of "trichotillomania" – an irresistible compulsion to tear out ny hair.

My latest outbreak was triggered by a New York Times opinion piece by... [read more]

How pathetic are John Boehner and his GOP House majority

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/26/15

In advice to baseball rookies, Hall of Fame star Ted Williams said: "If you don't think too good, don't think too much."

This should be taken to heart by bush-league... [read more]

CEOs call for wage increases for workers! What's the catch?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/25/15

Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America's corporate and political elites to hear: "I'm scared," he said in a recent New York Times" op-ed.

He adds that Paul Tudor Jones... [read more]

Government of, by, and for Big Money

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/24/15

Your standard governor, congress critter, and other elected officials routinely insist that they represent "The People." But when it Comes to making public policy, do they actually represent you… or Mr. Money, who writes big... [read more]