What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/15/14 Bookmark and Share

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]


Standing up to post office privatizers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/12/14 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... [read more]


Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/11/14 Bookmark and Share

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]


Cosmetic giants wage non-stop make-up war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/10/14 Bookmark and Share

In the US alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what's commonly called "make-up." But lipsticks, mascara, eye shadow, etc. are not the only kind of make-up the... [read more]


Bezos buys a big piece of power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/9/14 Bookmark and Share

An old cowboy aphorism says: "Speak the truth. But ride a fast horse."

From the 1970s into the 1990s, there was a proud truth-telling newspaper of national importance. At the... [read more]


"Tough Texas" wimps out in Pentagon giveaway

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/8/14 Bookmark and Share

I'm a dyed in the wool, fourth generation Texan, so let me just say that I am shocked and amazed, dazed and dismayed by the failure of my state's present collection of wimpo political leaders... [read more]