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]


Masters of war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/19/14 Bookmark and Share

Ready or not, here we go again. Our military has been hurled back into the chaos of Iraq. Apparently, "Mission Accomplished" is "Mission Never-ending."

We're told that, for now, America will... [read more]


The lesson from Ferguson, Missouri

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/18/14 Bookmark and Share

The story exploding out of Ferguson, Missouri, is doubly infuriating.

First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, being stopped by one of the town's... [read more]


Yet another political money scam

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/15/14 Bookmark and Share

Attention shoppers: If you're looking for a super buy, be sure to check out the "Family PAC."

This is not a gross of toilet paper rolls packaged in plastic wrap but... [read more]


Standing up to post office privatizers

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

"Boss," spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that's how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss.

America's postal employees –from mail clerks to letter carriers... [read more]