Mitch McConnell's squirrelly effort to rewrite our Constitution

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/22/16 Bookmark and Share

Antonin Scalia is gone. The nastiest and noisiest of right wingers on the Supreme Court is dead.

But he can't be more brain dead than Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of... [read more]

How corporate bamboozlers intend to widen inequality in America

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/19/16 Bookmark and Share

The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers who want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is that they can't make chicken salad out of chicken manure.

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Should big corporations have to pay the taxes they owe?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/18/16 Bookmark and Share

I would trust a pack of coyotes to guard my little herd of lambs before I'd trust a pack of corporate hucksters to "reform" America's tax code.

Yet, Carl Icahn, a... [read more]

Who is behind Obama's push for TPP?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/17/16 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]

America swallowed WTO's billion-dollar toad

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

They say that if you get up in the morning and swallow a live toad, nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. Well, we Americans have just been fed a... [read more]

Where inequality comes from

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/15/16 Bookmark and Share

Last spring, President Obama got downright crabby toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and muckrakers like me.

He was irked that we critics of his Trans-Pacific Partnership kept pointing out that this... [read more]