A legislative mystery: Who dunnit?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/9/16 Bookmark and Share

Our congress critters can't even do right without turning it into a wrong!

They've been rewriting the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which has been so riddled with loopholes that... [read more]

What did we learn from Antonin Scalia's death?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/8/16 Bookmark and Share

How curious that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in, of all places, an exclusive, West Texas hunting lodge.

Curioser yet, all expenses for hizzonor's February stay were paid by the... [read more]

Going down the Republican rabbit hole

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/7/16 Bookmark and Share

Help! We political wordsmiths are in urgent need of help from lexicologists!

The Republican presidential primary has gone so far out, so beyond accepted boundaries of civic and civil behavior, that... [read more]

What happened to America's train system?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/4/16 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Why are we Americans stuck with an out-of-date railroad system, while nations with a small fraction of our resources are cruising on High Speed Rail (HSR) networks?

Because our leaders... [read more]

Why the GOP's fence fantasy is a farce

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

A proper wall, we're told, makes good neighbors, But an 18-foot high, 2000-mile long wall goes way beyond proper, antagonizes your neighbor, and shows your own fear and weakness.

Yet, this... [read more]

Where does the GOP's right-wing grouchiness come from?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/2/16 Bookmark and Share

I've found it! I've discovered the original document framing the tea party's political creed.

Tea-infused Republicans are the "anti" party – anti-science, anti-public, anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-Obama… anti-anti-anti. Where does all this... [read more]