Oil refinery workers on strike over explosive issue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/13/15

It doesn't take highly-advanced knowledge and skills to work at one of these quick-fix automobile maintenance chains that specialize in routine jobs like muffler replacement or oil changes. But handling maintenance at a huge petro-chemical... [read more]

Help oust the Koch's junk science from our public science museums

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/10/15

We've all seen those touchie-feelie TV ads with baby deer, butterflies, and sylvan streams – claiming that Amalgamated Contamination Inc. is nature's best friend. There's a word for such hokum: Greenwashing.

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Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

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

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]

Wall Street upset by lack of deference from senators

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/8/15

Wall Street arrogance seems to be accelerating even faster than our infinite cosmos is expanding.

It's not enough that the greed and illegal acts of giant financial conglomerates crashed our economy;... [read more]

Democrats, too, are dancing to the rich man's tune

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/7/15

It's futile to hope that the GOP's gaggle of corporate-hugging, right-wing presidential candidates will seriously address the issue of rising inequality in our land – but where are the Democrats?

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2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/6/15

At last, America's political leaders indicate that they now feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.

Congress had... [read more]

Meet a genuine philanthropist

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

When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]

Imagine him being president

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/2/15

Ted’s recent announcement of his presidential candidacy was a real Cruz-a-palooza! It was part Ronald Reagan, part Elmer Gantry, part John Lennon, and part Jerry Falwell – yet it was totally Ted Cruz – full... [read more]

Turning human misery into corporate profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/1/15

Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]

Chuck Schumer upchucks at sight of TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/31/15

Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the corporate wing of congressional Democrats, never met a global trade deal too ugly to hug. So when even he says, "This is really troubling," you know his eyes have... [read more]