Far from a loser, post office is a money-making operation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/6/14 Bookmark and Share

One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.

Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word "public,"... [read more]


Who's pushing to impeach President Obama?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/5/14 Bookmark and Share

Perhaps you thought that, surely, partisan posturing by far-right congress critters couldn't get any nuttier. But now comes the GOP's claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by –... [read more]


Perry goes from callous to disgusting

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Great news for you lovers of Wild West, shoot-'em-up, pulp-fiction tales: Rick "Rootie-Toot-Toot" Perry is making a one-man stand on the Texas-Mexico border!

A political stand, that is. He's been tongue-lashing... [read more]


Perry's mess

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/1/14 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, the 2016 presidential primaries are a long way off, but look out – for here comes Rick Perry of Texas, riding his state's taxpayer dollars into the GOP primary.

Technically,... [read more]


Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/31/14 Bookmark and Share

An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]


The GOP's minimum wage nuttiness

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/30/14 Bookmark and Share

Anyone who works full time, ought not live in poverty. Period.

Raising the minimum wage above the poverty level, is not a question of economics (even though it would be a... [read more]