EXPLAINING CONGRESSIONAL MORALITY

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

It's always interesting to see Congress in action – though "interesting" can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare – the... [read more]

Shoveling America's wealth to the top

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

As an old country saying puts it, "Money is like manure – it does no good unless you spread it around."

Yet, America's corporate and political leaders have intentionally been... [read more]

Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/30/15

When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]

Death of the lush, green lawn

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/29/15

My father was an early member of a group now known disparagingly as "ultra-lawn people."

"High," as everyone called him, was dedicated, body and soul, to the Sisyphean task of... [read more]

A whining Wall Street banker pleads for pity

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/28/15

Jamie is PO’d. He’s fed up with all of this populistic attitude that’s sweeping the country, and he’s not going to take it anymore!

Jamie Dimon recently bleated to reporters that,... [read more]

Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/27/15

Well now, here's some unexpected news!

It comes from what purports to be an official document of the National Republican Party. And – wow! – the policy positions it contains show... [read more]

J.P. Morgan – the man and the bank

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/26/15

J.P. Morgan has really been socked in the wallet by financial regulators – a total of more than $25 billion levied against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.

Well, not... [read more]

The Texas government's hair-raising attack on hair braiders

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/23/15

As messed up as it sounds, in the unending struggle for justice, there is such thing as a "positive negative." This occurs when you win a struggle that you never should've had to make.

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How tacky can the Golden Arches get?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/22/15

McDonald's is scrambling, and I'm not talking about eggs. Your know your business has what image consultants call "quality perception issues" when you have to launch a PR initiative that publicly addresses such questions as:... [read more]

New GOP Congress rushes big favors to Wall Street

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/21/15

If members of the brand-spanking new, Republican-controlled Congress are at all confused about why We the People consider them just another load of bovine excrement, they should look at their bill called "Promoting Job Creation... [read more]