The deep goofiness of Speaker Boehner

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/30/14 Bookmark and Share

What a hoot to see House Speaker John Boehner up on his hind legs recently, braying like a goofy mule and declaring that, by gollies, he is filing a lawsuit against President Obama for "aggressive... [read more]


Koch brothers stunned to find some non-rich people in their lobby

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/27/14 Bookmark and Share

The gabillionaire Koch brothers feel entitled to occupy the people's elections, barging in with sacks full of corporate cash. So, how would the brothers feel if the people barged into their political affairs?

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Let's turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/26/14 Bookmark and Share

Amazing! Some people who've long enjoyed a lifestyle of old-money elegance, are suddenly trying to downscale their lives and show a bit more of the common touch.

They're not corporate chieftains,... [read more]


Police… or combat soldiers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/25/14 Bookmark and Share

From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil, but in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition, How? Simply by militarizing police... [read more]


"Pitchfork" Lloyd Blankfein

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/24/14 Bookmark and Share

Lloyd Blankfein is very concerned about income inequality. With his face reflecting both worry and perplexity, he recently called inequality "very destabilizing."

Lloyd's concern doesn’t come from the perspective of one... [read more]


The militarization of "Officer Friendly"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/23/14 Bookmark and Share

Let's check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns, 533 planes and helicopters, 180,000 magazine cartridges, and 432 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. Okay, let's roll!

Only, this is not the US military. It's... [read more]