How do you feel about subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/25/16 Bookmark and Share

Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]

Here's my plan to stop airlines from gouging us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/25/16 Bookmark and Share

In one of Stephan Pastis' "Pearls Before Swine" comic strips, his character, "Rat," develops a smart phone app that I want. As Rat explains it: "Whenever your bank charges you some stupid fee for something,... [read more]

Who are the pickpockets prowling your city's airport?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/23/16 Bookmark and Share

If you take the word f-r-e-e and rip the "r" out of it, what do you get? Two things, actually: One, instead of "free" you get "fee" – and then you get mad.

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How Big Pharma is trying to improve its image

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/22/16 Bookmark and Share

Big news, people! Especially for those of you upset by the skyrocketing prices of the essential prescription medicines you take – including thousands of patients who were hit last year with a 5,000-percent increase in... [read more]

Will GOP lawmakers say "yes" to any Obama proposal?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/21/16 Bookmark and Share

In a stunning development, President Barack Obama has had to cancel today's scheduled trip to Capitol Hill, where he intended to make nice with Republican lawmakers.

He had planned to... [read more]

Transforming humans into billboards

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/18/16 Bookmark and Share

Billboards must to be living creatures, for they appear to propagate, spreading everywhere, growing to enormous size, shouting corporate messages at us – and even watching and tracking us with their digital eyes.

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