Why build a National Monument to a union-busting robber baron?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/2/15 Bookmark and Share

Occasionally, I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume I'm hallucinating. For example: The National Park Service's Pullman National Monument in Chicago.

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Trump is a buffoon, but what do we call his copycat rivals?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/1/15 Bookmark and Share

Donnie Trump is said to be the biggest thing in American politics these days. Of course, that's mostly being said by him – then repeated ad nauseum by a media gone ga-ga over his summer... [read more]


Thank you, taxpayers, for financing a monument to greed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/31/15 Bookmark and Share

"History," as the old adage goes, "is written by the winners." Even though many "winners" are losers as human beings.

For a clear example of this irony, check out the new... [read more]


Coca-Cola to obese people: Hey, exercise more!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/28/15 Bookmark and Share

Good news about obesity: A new scientific organization is coming to grips with this bulging national problem.

Called the Global Energy Balance Network, it comes at obesity from a unique... [read more]


How to lift up America's middle class

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/27/15 Bookmark and Share

Some days, I get a bad case of "trichotillomania" – an irresistible compulsion to tear out ny hair.

My latest outbreak was triggered by a New York Times opinion piece by... [read more]


How pathetic are John Boehner and his GOP House majority

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/26/15 Bookmark and Share

In advice to baseball rookies, Hall of Fame star Ted Williams said: "If you don't think too good, don't think too much."

This should be taken to heart by bush-league... [read more]