Mitch McConnell's gardening lesson

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/5/14

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell recently proclaimed: "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root and branch."

Like Captain Ahab's suicidal obsession with Moby... [read more]

State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off the poor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/4/14

Loan sharks and their lobbyists really know how to put the "ick" in eth-icks.

Though they've tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves "consumer lenders," their game remains the... [read more]

Arms peddlers discover your town… and tax dollars

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/3/14

Don't look now, but the overbearing power of America's military-industrial-complex has probably snuck into your town.

The multibillion-dollar global armament giants have discovered a hot new growth market here at home:... [read more]

The real Halloween scaries of 2014

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/31/14

If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-or-treaters coming to your door – just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.

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GOP to US infrastructure: All fall down

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/30/14

I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done – can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Choo-Choo That Couldn't: The... [read more]

Frackers face a comeuppance on unexpected battlefield

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/29/14

The University of North Texas, known for its jazz school and sometimes for its “Mean Green” football team, might soon be known nationwide as Frack U.

UNT (where I went to... [read more]

How goes America’s war on Afghan poppies?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/28/14

I have breaking news from the frontlines of the war.

No, not the new war in Iraq, which really is Iraq War III for us – our nation’s third trip there... [read more]

The corporate purchase of America's political discourse

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/27/14

When five Supreme Court justices decreed that corporations are entitled to full free speech rights in our elections and that corporate money is a form of speech that cannot be restricted, they produced a nightmare... [read more]

Big Beer deceivers and bullies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/24/14

It's bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers – but the really bad news is that... [read more]

A Billionaire's sound advice to the Billionaire's Club

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/23/14

Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.

Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]