The GOP gang of Supremes go after Obamacare

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

Look out, the Supreme Court's black-robed gang of far-right ideologues are rampaging again! The Supreme clan is firing potshots at Obamacare – and their political recklessness endangers justice, the Court's own integrity, and the health... [read more]

Defending the Alamo – from a UN takeover

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/6/15

Good news from the front… The defenders of the Alamo are standing strong, bravely battling the forces of tyranny!

Wait… didn't the Battle of the Alamo take place in 1836? And... [read more]

GOP lets corporate lobbyists take over Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/5/15

Being a congress critter is not as cushy a job as many assume. After all, they have to write legislation, organize hearings, write speeches, round-up votes, and do all sorts of other legislative-y things to... [read more]

Billionaires-without-a-clue want to "fix" Washington

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/4/15

If you think the Koch Klub of Plutocratic Billionaires couldn't get any more self-centered and whiney – meet Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas.

The Deasons, along with 10 other Dallas... [read more]

Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/3/15

Come one, come all! Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric, supersonic, miraculous, "Trans-Pacific Partnership!"

TPP is not some sort of futuristic flying machine,... [read more]

The secret corporate congress inside the US Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/2/15

My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.

So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]

The pastoral Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/27/15

Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"

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Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/26/15

Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.

After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]

Corporate crime supported by a whirligig of legal favoritism

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/25/15

This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.

Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]

The House of health-care nincompoops

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/24/15

The GOP led House of Representatives has proudly achieved a historic legislative record.

A record in futility, that is. Also in absurdiosity. In February, for the 56th time, they focused... [read more]