Just "doing the best we can"… can make a difference

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/9/15 Bookmark and Share

Toward the end of his life, the civil rights champion and Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, was asked how he wanted to be remembered. "He did the best he could with what he had," Marshall... [read more]

Proud "Partners" corporatize our parks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/8/15 Bookmark and Share

While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America's so-called "leaders" are aggressively commercializing our parks, converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow.

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Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/7/15 Bookmark and Share

Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"

But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]

A boy's invention exposes Islamophobes

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/6/15 Bookmark and Share

Good grief. Just when you think that self-delusional, right-wing extremists can't get any more delusional – they're now going after Ahmed Mohamed.

He's the 14-year-old, all American boy from Irving, Texas,... [read more]

Who will oversee Volkswagen's overseers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/5/15 Bookmark and Share

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here's one worth a thousand times that.

It's a shot of three Volkswagen board members, gathered for a press conference to announce the resignation... [read more]

Grassroots Democracy-Building in Iowa

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/2/15 Bookmark and Share

Democracy is never given to us, but has to be won through constant struggle against elites who keep scheming to siphon ever-more of society's money and power from the many into their own hands. A... [read more]