Chris Christie's pig problem

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/9/14 Bookmark and Share

As the weather turns colder in this month of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and the Winter Solstice, our hearts grow warmer and our thoughts turn to kindness and good will toward all. Unless, of course, you're... [read more]

The Benghazi investigation – a zombie that won't die

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/8/14 Bookmark and Share

Like a dog chewing a bone down to nothing, congressional right-wingers have been gnawing on the so-called "scandal" of Benghazi for more than two years, growling that there's a dark conspiracy inside it involving Hillary... [read more]

Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/5/14 Bookmark and Share

Do you – or anyone – really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing on ethics in order to do your job ethically?

If you're a congress critter,... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/4/14 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]

GOP doubles down on fear & loathing of Latino immigrants

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/3/14 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with "a more welcoming, inclusive message" and "positive solutions on immigration"?

Well, time... [read more]

Militarists mire America deeper in Afghan war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/2/14 Bookmark and Share

Only a few months ago President Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history – would finally end by January 1.

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