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]

Luxury buyers lead the way to economic recovery

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/17/14

Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?

The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]

The highly-educated working poor: Adjunct professors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/16/14

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]

A new player for Ohio State University football games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/15/14

In the ever-escalating competition to be the Number One bigtime college football program in the nation, Ohio State University bulked up last fall with a monster recruit named Maxx.

Actually, it's... [read more]

What if antibiotics no longer work?

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

Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.

Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]

Act 2 of the Ford & Radel Show

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/13/14

Perhaps you thought the political world was finally safe from the dynamic duo of Ford & Radel. But no – heeeere they come, rushing back into the limelight!

Rob Ford, the... [read more]

A whiff of cheese on Wisconsin streets

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/10/14

For generations, picture-takers have instructed their subjects to "say 'cheese.'"

Well, no people "say cheese" better than Wisconsinites, who unabashedly wear Cheesehead hats in public, celebrate dozens of cheese festivals, have... [read more]

The spreading plague of antibacterial products

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/9/14

Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban?

Chances are you have, but don't know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which... [read more]