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]


Glossing over America's jobs crisis

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/15/14 Bookmark and Share

When I saw the headline in my local paper, I wanted to laugh out loud. But that's really hard to do when you're gritting your teeth.

The headline proclaimed, "Jobs lost... [read more]


Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

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

No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: "Thief!"

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The psychic pain borne by the rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/11/14 Bookmark and Share

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]