Cosmetic giants wage non-stop make-up war

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/10/14 Bookmark and Share

In the US alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what's commonly called "make-up." But lipsticks, mascara, eye shadow, etc. are not the only kind of make-up the... [read more]


Bezos buys a big piece of power

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

An old cowboy aphorism says: "Speak the truth. But ride a fast horse."

From the 1970s into the 1990s, there was a proud truth-telling newspaper of national importance. At the... [read more]


"Tough Texas" wimps out in Pentagon giveaway

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/8/14 Bookmark and Share

I'm a dyed in the wool, fourth generation Texan, so let me just say that I am shocked and amazed, dazed and dismayed by the failure of my state's present collection of wimpo political leaders... [read more]


Let's turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/5/14 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]


Burger King pulls a Whopper on us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as "Home of the Whopper," a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull, and a whale of a deal. But "whopper"... [read more]


Scary Perry foments fear that terrorists "could be" coming from Mexico

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/3/14 Bookmark and Share

One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb – by gollies, he doubles down on dumb.

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