Corporate coup d'etat

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/15/15 Bookmark and Share

Look out America – here comes the Trans Pacific Partnership! Dubbed "a corporate coup d'etat" by Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, it's a grandiose grab for power masked as a trade deal, allowing an unprecedented... [read more]


Keeping our COOL

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/14/15 Bookmark and Share

When I was a tyke, momma warned me not to eat anything unless I knew where it came from. That's so sensible that even Congress acted on it in 2002, passing a straightforward law called... [read more]


The pastoral Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/13/15 Bookmark and Share

Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"

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A corporate power grab is underway, so where's the media?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/12/15 Bookmark and Share

If you need a good, doable New Year's resolution, try this: "I resolve to do my part this year to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

The what? Most people never heard... [read more]


Cannabis: America's Common Sense Crop

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/9/15 Bookmark and Share

Until recent years, cannabis prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as "soft on drugs." But finally, thanks to determined activists and broad support from the general... [read more]


Citigroup becomes its own self-serving lawmaker

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/8/15 Bookmark and Share

Perhaps you recall from high school civics class that neat flow chart showing the beautiful democratic process for passing a law through Congress.

What a bunch of kidders those chart... [read more]