From farm workers to cheerleaders – we're all in this together

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/23/14 Bookmark and Share

It doesn't take an IQ much higher than room temperature to realize that it's way past time to raise America's sub-poverty minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. But let's also pay attention to the millions... [read more]


Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/22/14 Bookmark and Share

Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.

I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]


Spy agents turned into peeping Toms

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/21/14 Bookmark and Share

Medical science has long known that the optic nerve runs from the retina of our eyeballs to the visual cortex of our brains, letting us see what's going on around us.

... [read more]


Pulling the curtain on an anti-minimum wage front group

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/18/14 Bookmark and Share

In Frank Baum's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the "wizard' turns out to be a phony – just an old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in a... [read more]


Mount Pompeo blows smoke over GMO Foods

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/17/14 Bookmark and Share

In 79 AD, Pompeii was buried in ash by a volcanic eruption. Now, nearly 2000 years later, an eruption of hot legislative ash is spewing from Rep. Mike Pompeo, threatening to gag consumers with gas... [read more]


Let's cheer for NFL cheerleaders

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/16/14 Bookmark and Share

Give me an "N" – Nnnnnn! Give me an "F" – Ffffff! Give me an "L" – Llllll! What does it spell? Greeeeeddd!

The National Football League is continuing to run... [read more]