Where's the ethical balance of America's scales of justice?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/22/15 Bookmark and Share

Is it really "fair and balanced"? I don't mean the ridiculous Fox TV channel, whose right-wing ranters mock their own PR slogan – but, rather, a network that actually matters in our society: America's legal... [read more]

Merry Christmas, right-wingers, The Red Pope, and Jesus

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/21/15 Bookmark and Share

Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.

First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]

Big food's big fat obesity hokum

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/18/15 Bookmark and Share

Hey, kids – you don't want to be a fatso, but that doesn't mean you have to cut back on colas, cake, and candy. Scarf down all you want… and burn off those sweets with exercise. The... [read more]

Does Obama even know what's in his TPP deal?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/17/15 Bookmark and Share

Last spring, President Obama got downright crabby about people criticizing the gleaming Trans-Pacific Partnership he's trying to sell to Congress and the public.

More and more Americans are learning that TPP... [read more]

Should America swallow WTO's billion-dollar toad?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/16/15 Bookmark and Share

They say that if you get up in the morning and swallow a live toad, nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. Well, we Americans have just been fed a... [read more]

Epitaph for a greedy, malevolent industrialist

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

Unlike the CEOs of most giant corporations, Don Blankenship's outward appearance actually reveals what's inside: An arrogant, conniving, cutthroat industrial thug.

Not for nothing was this thickset, mean-eyed West Virginian known... [read more]