A thousand cuts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/28/15 Bookmark and Share

While our presidents praise America's magnificent national park system, they're not maintaining them. Bill Clinton, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet he... [read more]


Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/28/15 Bookmark and Share

When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]


13 Democratic senators say “Nuts to you.”

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/27/15 Bookmark and Share

By a one-vote margin, the US Senate passed “fast-track” authority, in June to expedite passage of the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which will export beaucoup more of our country’s middle-class jobs. That’s the kind of... [read more]


Doug Hughes: Protecting democracy from plutocrats

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/24/15 Bookmark and Share

The price of liberty is said to be eternal vigilance. But just being watchful rarely does anything to stop the theft of our rights. Instead, the real price of liberty is open defiance – the... [read more]


Why a New Jersey puffer fish should not be president

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/23/15 Bookmark and Share

When Mitt Romney was considering who might be his 2012 running mate, each prospect was given a fish-themed code name. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, known as a tireless self-promoter with a bloated ego, was... [read more]


Millions (of dollars) welcome Eric Holder home

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/22/15 Bookmark and Share

Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote: "You can't go home again." But Eric Holder has proven him wrong.

Holder, who was President Obama's Attorney General until stepping down earlier this year, recently... [read more]