The isolated splendor of the superrich

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

Rich people tend to live behind high walls with guarded gates. Then there are the über-rich. They don't need walls and gates, for they isolate themselves from us riff-raff the natural way – by buying... [read more]

Congress plays take-and-give with corporate lobbyists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/13/15 Bookmark and Share

Rep. Steve Scalise might not be for sale, but he is available for long-term lease.

Assuming, of course, that you're a corporate lobbyist able to put beaucoup bucks into his congressional... [read more]

US General salutes a military “hero”

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/12/15 Bookmark and Share

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of staff, has a particular military hero he wants to honor.

Well sure – who doesn’t admire Gen. George Washington? Or maybe... [read more]

A Supreme political fraud to gut Obamacare

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/11/15 Bookmark and Share

While we know that an anti-government group funded by plutocratic corporate powers is behind the lawsuit intended to terminate Obamacare – who are the four people who're out front as the actual plaintiffs in the... [read more]

An upstart People's campaign is upsetting Chicago's mayor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/10/15 Bookmark and Share

If you're in a big political race, you know you're doing poorly when your campaign resorts to warning local voters that electing your opponent would upset Wall Street bond dealers.

Amazingly... [read more]

The GOP gang of Supremes go after Obamacare

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/9/15 Bookmark and Share

Look out, the Supreme Court's black-robed gang of far-right ideologues are rampaging again! The Supreme clan is firing potshots at Obamacare – and their political recklessness endangers justice, the Court's own integrity, and the health... [read more]