Going down the Republican rabbit hole

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/7/16 Bookmark and Share

Help! We political wordsmiths are in urgent need of help from lexicologists!

The Republican presidential primary has gone so far out, so beyond accepted boundaries of civic and civil behavior, that... [read more]

What happened to America's train system?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/4/16 Bookmark and Share

Why are we Americans stuck with an out-of-date railroad system, while nations with a small fraction of our resources are cruising on High Speed Rail (HSR) networks?

Because our leaders... [read more]

Why the GOP's fence fantasy is a farce

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

A proper wall, we're told, makes good neighbors, But an 18-foot high, 2000-mile long wall goes way beyond proper, antagonizes your neighbor, and shows your own fear and weakness.

Yet, this... [read more]

Where does the GOP's right-wing grouchiness come from?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/2/16 Bookmark and Share

I've found it! I've discovered the original document framing the tea party's political creed.

Tea-infused Republicans are the "anti" party – anti-science, anti-public, anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-Obama… anti-anti-anti. Where does all this... [read more]

Texas workers discover a corporate giant's shriveled ethical heart

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/1/16 Bookmark and Share

The "human resources" departments of huge corporations are known for issuing helpful bulletins to employees, such as this one: "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

Beatings of workers these... [read more]

Who should pay Mitch McConnell's salary?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/29/16 Bookmark and Share

Why should you and I have to keep paying Mitch McConnell's salary?

He's the Senate Majority Leader, but he doesn't lead – and he really doesn't do much of anything, refusing... [read more]