Big political donors buying elections... and public policies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/22/15 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 interests that put extremely big bucks into... [read more]

Should one beer behemoth control 70% of the US market

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/21/15 Bookmark and Share

"Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall/ 99 bottles of beer/ Take one down, pass it around… only one bottle of beer on the wall."

The biggest beer conglomerate, Anheuser-Busch... [read more]

My choice to be the next Speaker of the US House

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/20/15 Bookmark and Share

House Speaker John Boehner gave up his position because he couldn't stand the job anymore. Next in line was Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who started running for the job, but quickly backed-off. Rep. Paul Ryan says... [read more]

Ryan bitten on the butt by his own mad dogs

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/19/15 Bookmark and Share

If it was under the big top, it would be a hilarious clown show, with pratfalls, wild posturing, tumbling, juggling, and a cacophony of comic chaos.

But, alas, it's under the... [read more]

Explaining congressional morality

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/16/15 Bookmark and Share

It's always interesting to see Congress in action – though "interesting" can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare – the... [read more]

Battling the forces of inequality in Grand Rapids

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/15/15 Bookmark and Share

"Inequality" is not a condition. It's a creation. Inequality is produced by thousands of decisions deliberately made by bosses, bankers, and big shots to siphon money and power from the many to the few.

... [read more]