Why are NFL cheerleaders booing their teams?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/31/14

Let's turn now to the Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports.

The big story at this time of year, of course, is the Super Bowl, that multi-multi-million dollar showcase of super-paid... [read more]

Congress critters can be lovable for a price

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/30/14

A corporate lobbyist recently admitted to the New York Times: "Everybody is embarrassed about it. Although not so embarrassed that they don't do it."

"It" is the scandalous copulation between... [read more]

The highly-educated working poor: Adjunct professors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/29/14

There's a growing army of the working poor in our USofA, and big contingents of it are now on the march. They're strategizing, organizing, and mobilizing against the immoral economics of inequality being hung around... [read more]

The new loophole that connects Congress to corrupt corporate cash

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/28/14

The counselor advised, "an informal setting," adding that it is "an effective way to build a better relationship."

That sounds like advice that a love counselor might offer to couples,... [read more]

Wall Street warns Democrats: Avoid Populism!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/27/14

Here's a jarring headline: "Economic Populism Is a Dead End for Democrats."

That's the title on a recent op-ed piece written by a couple of longtime political flacks for Wall... [read more]

The Walmartization of higher education

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/24/14

We've learned from hard experience that the moral values of corporate chieftains rarely penetrate deeper than the value of their multimillion-dollar pay packages. But shouldn't we expect more from the chieftains of colleges and universities?

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Moral Monday on the move

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/23/14

Rosa Parks became a powerful symbol of courage and defiance in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s by simply refusing to give up her seat to a white man and move to the back... [read more]

Millionaire lawmakers can rise above their financial handicap

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/22/14

Mark Twain spoke for me when he said: "I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position."

One danger that such wealth brings is that... [read more]

Spymaster wants to outlaw reporting on NSA spying

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/21/14

In the movie plot of a spy thriller, our hero gets captured by agents of a repressive government, and they take him into a dark interrogation room, where the sadistic spymaster hisses at him: "We... [read more]

The millionaires' Congress vs. the people

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/20/14

The rich truly are different from you and me – they tend to become congress critters.

You don't find many plumbers, mine workers, dirt farmers, Walmart associates, beauty parlor operators,... [read more]