What do chickens and our constitutional rights have in common?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/17/16 Bookmark and Share

Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

Yet, those very same tea... [read more]

Who is behind Obama's push for TPP?

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

A recent article about Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: "Trade Pact Would Lift US Incomes, Study Says."

But wait, a study by whom? It comes from the... [read more]

The small idea of a tall wall

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/15/16 Bookmark and Share

Billions of our tax dollars have already been wasted on the fantasy that America can wall itself off from the people of Mexico and Central America. It's a fool's errand, but the fools of the... [read more]

Bernie battles Clinton… and the corporate media

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/14/16 Bookmark and Share

A political contagion is sweeping across our land, spread by America's corporate media outlets.

Its name is "media bias," and it's slapping Bernie Sanders wherever he goes. At first, the media... [read more]

How to make billboards uglier

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/11/16 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]

Why would anyone celebrate the "joy" of war?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/10/16 Bookmark and Share

War is hell.

Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war... [read more]