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.

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Obama goes Kabuki on us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/14/15 Bookmark and Share

The negotiations and the sales push behind Washington's latest (and biggest) "free-trade" agreement amount to Kabuki theater.

What theater? Kabuki. It's a 17th century form of Japanese drama, featuring elaborate sets... [read more]

How to buy a president for only 30 bucks and change

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/13/15 Bookmark and Share

For today's report, I have a bunch of statistics for you. Wait… don't run away! Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head!

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Obama says "We are writing the rules." Who's "we"?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/12/15 Bookmark and Share

Gosh, Americans don't need enemies like China when we've got "protectors" like Obama.

In his pitch to get us to swallow that glob of global corporate greed known as the... [read more]

Just "doing the best we can"… can make a difference

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/9/15 Bookmark and Share

Toward the end of his life, the civil rights champion and Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, was asked how he wanted to be remembered. "He did the best he could with what he had," Marshall... [read more]