Hear the GOP presidential menagerie howl against equality

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/10/15

When the Supreme Court ruled that states can no longer ban same-sex marriages, it set off a cacophony of howling hyperbole by the GOP's 14 presidential wannabes.

"I will not acquiesce... [read more]

Mighty Monsanto meets it's match in musician

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/9/15

The Canadian rocker and master story teller, Neil Young, says: "Music is a universal language." Yes, and when created by a people's champion like him, music can bring down the high and mighty – just... [read more]

Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/8/15

Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to... [read more]

Why does the GOP hate poor people?

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

As you might imagine, being poor means a life of sacrifices, frustrations, depression, and constant struggle. So what is it about Republican office holders that cause them to go out of their way to make... [read more]

What moved marriage equality from taboo to justice?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/6/15

Until 2010, CBS television's daytime lineup included a long-running soap opera titled: "As the World Turns." But times change, and now a real-life human drama of profound importance has debuted in America, titled: "As the... [read more]

Flagging the lies of Big Oil's frackers on the 4th of July

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/3/15

Big Oil's frigging frackers are wrapping their shameless profiteering in our flag.

In shale fields across the country, you'll see fracking rigs festooned with Old Glory, and they even paint some... [read more]

US General salutes a military “hero”

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/2/15

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of staff, has a particular military hero he wants to honor.

Well sure – who doesn’t admire Gen. George Washington? Or maybe... [read more]

Let's be generous to bankers in need

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/1/15

Every now and then, I come across a charitable cause that really touches my heart. I want to share one with you now and urge you to respond with all the generosity it merits. The... [read more]

Billionaires-without-a-clue want to "fix" Washington

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/30/15

If you think the Koch Klub of Plutocratic Billionaires couldn't get any more self-centered and whiney – meet Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas.

The Deasons, along with 10 other Dallas... [read more]

"The Donald Show"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/29/15

"Wow," exclaimed a beaming Donald Trump as he stepped onstage, basking in the cheers of a throng attending his launch into the 2016 presidential race. "That is some group of people," he gushed. "Thousands."

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