Doug Hughes: Protecting Democracy from Plutocrats

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/18/15 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]


You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/17/15 Bookmark and Share

If you think that none of today's presidential candidates care about people like you, check out Republican Scott Walker.

The Wisconsin governor not only cares, he wants to sit down with... [read more]


Phil Gramm campaigns against bigotry and exploitation of workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/14/15 Bookmark and Share

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he... [read more]


Big political donors buying elections... and public policies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 8/13/15 Bookmark and Share

Who does David Keating think he's fooling?

He heads an obscure, corporate-funded group pushing to wipe out the few remaining limits on the special... [read more]


Superrich donors turn our democracy into their plutocracy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/12/15 Bookmark and Share

The problem with the GOP presidential debates is that the wrong people are on stage.

Sure, Bush, Cruz, Walker, and gang are the candidates,... [read more]


It's time to free students from higher-ed debt

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/11/15 Bookmark and Share

In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas, a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens. And it was affordable... [read more]