The corporate hustle of college bowl games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/5/15

Are you bowled over yet? With college bowl games, I mean.

Through January 12, a record 39 football “classics” will have been televised, allowing bleary-eyed, beer-sedated gridiron fanatics to binge on... [read more]

America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/2/15

The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]

A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement

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

In 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came close to getting the US Senate to reject Earl Butz, Richard Nixon's choice for secretary of agriculture.

A coalition of... [read more]

Synthetic food: Our future doesn't taste good

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/31/14

Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of corporate and governmental food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward in the Brave New World of synthetic foodstuffs.

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Time for a trust-busting beer bust

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/30/14

Okay, that's it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me. The avarice of corporate power has now turned personal.

It's about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society.... [read more]

Pity the poor stressed-out rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/29/14

Here's a random thought that might not have occurred to you: It's not easy being rich.

Well, yes, there are all those things that money can buy to alleviate the burden... [read more]

Why "Babe" was my boyhood sports hero

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/26/14

I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: "Who was your sports hero growing up?

Of course, sports today is very political – from billionaire team... [read more]

DADDY'S PHILOSOPHY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/25/14

This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.

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Merry Christmas, right-wingers, The Red Pope, and Jesus

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/24/14

Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.

First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]

The continuing shame of the CIA's torture program

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/23/14

For a clue into how out-of-control, un-American, and just plain wrong our CIA's torture program was, note the frantic and furious reactions by the CIA establishment to reports about its torturous cruelty.

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