Who says crime doesn't pay?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/26/16 Bookmark and Share

Wow, $5 billion! That's the stunning amount that Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams that helped wreck America's economy in 2008. That's a lot of gold, even for Goldman.

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Guess where the King of Coal is headed?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/21/16 Bookmark and Share

So long, Don, it's been God-awful to know you.

Don Blankenship, who was the King of King Coal, is headed toward a place he never imagined he'd end up: Federal... [read more]


"Panama Papers" reveal scandalous hypocrisy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/19/16 Bookmark and Share

It's said that there's nothing more vicious than a wild animal that's cornered, but I'd add that there's nothing more devious than a top corporate or political official caught in a scandalous hypocrisy.

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How to make billboards uglier

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/14/16 Bookmark and Share

Okay people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must.

At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic – they garishly loom over us, clutter our landscapes, and intrude into... [read more]


What happened to America's train system?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/12/16 Bookmark and Share

Why are we Americans stuck with an out-of-date railroad system, while nations with a small fraction of our resources are cruising on High Speed Rail (HSR) networks?

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How clueless can the GOP establishment get?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/7/16 Bookmark and Share

Exciting news, people! The Republican Party's establishment has a secret plan to stop its blue-collar voters from supporting Donnie Trump. Their plan is code-named: "Operation Paul Ryan."

Good grief –... [read more]