Everyday patriots

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/5/16 Bookmark and Share

The dictionary defines a patriot as, "One who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests."

Supports authority? Hooey. An American patriot is one who supports the egalitarian ideals... [read more]

Sanders' populist surge

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/4/16 Bookmark and Share

Not only have crowds been streaming into arenas all around the country to hear Bernie Sanders' fact-studded speeches, but ordinary Americans have also been pitching in small donations (averaging only $23 each) to self-finance a... [read more]

C-SPAN's Washington Journal

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/3/16
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I was up bright and early on Monday morning to talk with folks on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Watch it here!

Why government can't be run like a business

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

The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business."

Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a... [read more]

What really poisoned Flint, Michigan's water

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

One big difference between the rich and the poor in our country is that the rich don't tend to have their drinking water poisoned by their own governor.

Not that... [read more]

Something is happening

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/1/16 Bookmark and Share

When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local IBEW hall to hear Bernie, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for... [read more]