2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/28/15 Bookmark and Share

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]


Hotel giants trying to peddle plastic "authenticity"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/28/15 Bookmark and Share

As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, when you stay in the hotels of the big chains, it's easy to forget where you are, since they're all alike, offering all the charm of Noplace,... [read more]


Don't TPP on me

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/27/15 Bookmark and Share

Like some Vaudeville shtick, Barack Obama keeps blathering that a huge flaw in his global trade scam doesn't exist – but then the flaw hits him in the face like a big cream pie.

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The fountain-pen economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/26/15 Bookmark and Share

Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]


Big Food trying a big hoax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/25/15 Bookmark and Share

Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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Hillary Clinton tries on the populist tiara

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/22/15 Bookmark and Share

I have some BIG political news, folks: Hillary Clinton is a populist!

No... seriously. She says she is. Well, she hasn't actually used the P-word to describe her 2016 political persona,... [read more]