Police… or combat soldiers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/27/14 Bookmark and Share

From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil, but in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition, How? Simply by militarizing police... [read more]


Rick Perry's Clown Show

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/26/14 Bookmark and Share

Political candidates should avoid getting defensive – as old-timers put it, any candidate who's explaining, is losing.

So it's a hoot to watch Gov. Rick "Oops" Perry try to explain away... [read more]


Texas Grand Jury Indicts a Ham Sandwich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/25/14 Bookmark and Share

Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

Well, meet that ham sandwich! A Texas grand jury has just indicted Gov.... [read more]


First class for superrich high flyers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/22/14 Bookmark and Share

With so many things to worry about in our world, I'm glad that one of my big concerns has finally been resolved.

My worry was that, as a global society, we... [read more]


The militarization of "Officer Friendly"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/21/14 Bookmark and Share

Let's check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns, 533 planes and helicopters, 180,000 magazine cartridges, and 432 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. Okay, let's roll!

Only, this is not the US military. It's... [read more]


Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/20/14 Bookmark and Share

The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?

Take the... [read more]