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

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/18/14 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]


Help wash formaldehyde out of baby's hair

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/17/14 Bookmark and Share

Who says we're not making progress in battling the senseless greed of corporate profiteers? Look at the big change won earlier this year when the labels on Johnson's Baby Shampoo announced: "Improved Formula."

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A Billionaire's sound advice to the Billionaire's Club

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/16/14 Bookmark and Share

Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.

Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]


What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/15/14 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]


Standing up to post office privatizers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/12/14 Bookmark and Share

"Boss," spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that's how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss.

America's postal employees – from mail clerks to letter... [read more]


Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/11/14 Bookmark and Share

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]