Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/29/14 Bookmark and Share

The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]


Cargill's GMO hypocrisy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/28/14 Bookmark and Share

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

I don't think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that... [read more]


Police… or combat soldiers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/27/14 Bookmark and Share

From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil, but in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition, How? Simply by militarizing police... [read more]


Rick Perry's Clown Show

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/26/14 Bookmark and Share

Political candidates should avoid getting defensive – as old-timers put it, any candidate who's explaining, is losing.

So it's a hoot to watch Gov. Rick "Oops" Perry try to explain away... [read more]


Texas Grand Jury Indicts a Ham Sandwich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/25/14 Bookmark and Share

Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

Well, meet that ham sandwich! A Texas grand jury has just indicted Gov.... [read more]


First class for superrich high flyers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/22/14 Bookmark and Share

With so many things to worry about in our world, I'm glad that one of my big concerns has finally been resolved.

My worry was that, as a global society, we... [read more]