The small idea of a tall wall

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/15/16 Bookmark and Share

Billions of our tax dollars have already been wasted on the fantasy that America can wall itself off from the people of Mexico and Central America. It's a fool's errand, but the fools of the... [read more]

Bernie battles Clinton… and the corporate media

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/14/16 Bookmark and Share

A political contagion is sweeping across our land, spread by America's corporate media outlets.

Its name is "media bias," and it's slapping Bernie Sanders wherever he goes. At first, the media... [read more]

How to make billboards uglier

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/11/16 Bookmark and Share

Okay people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must.

At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic – they garishly loom over us, clutter our landscapes, and intrude into... [read more]

Why would anyone celebrate the "joy" of war?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/10/16 Bookmark and Share

War is hell.

Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war... [read more]

A legislative mystery: Who dunnit?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/9/16 Bookmark and Share

Our congress critters can't even do right without turning it into a wrong!

They've been rewriting the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which has been so riddled with loopholes that... [read more]

What did we learn from Antonin Scalia's death?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/8/16 Bookmark and Share

How curious that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in, of all places, an exclusive, West Texas hunting lodge.

Curioser yet, all expenses for hizzonor's February stay were paid by the... [read more]