Citigroup "wins" but loses; Rakoff "loses" but wins

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/20/14 Bookmark and Share

Believe it or not, one public official has actually stood up to the finagling banksters of Wall Street.

Three years ago, Jed Rakoff, the US District Judge in Manhattan, stunned Citigroup... [read more]


What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/19/14 Bookmark and Share

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]


In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/18/14 Bookmark and Share

Oklahomans have been socked with a surprise from their own, supposedly "conservative" state officials.

It seems that thousands of Sooners have been putting solar panels on their homes to save... [read more]


Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/17/14 Bookmark and Share

Excellent news, people. Let me put it to you as a number: 8.7 million.

That's how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in... [read more]


The NRA ducks a shot of common sense

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/16/14 Bookmark and Share

Whoa, that was close! The National Rifle Association came dangerously close to shooting itself in the foot recently with a common sense editorial it posted online.

The group of rootin'-tootin', bullet-spittin',... [read more]


A chicken coop as a monument to greed

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/13/14 Bookmark and Share

If you're an upper-class, über-rich Brit, the price of being blessed with such wealth and social standing is that you're expected to be at least slightly amusing to the general public, offering some combination of... [read more]