State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off the poor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/4/14 Bookmark and Share

Loan sharks and their lobbyists really know how to put the "ick" in eth-icks.

Though they've tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves "consumer lenders," their game remains the... [read more]


Arms peddlers discover your town… and tax dollars

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/3/14 Bookmark and Share

Don't look now, but the overbearing power of America's military-industrial-complex has probably snuck into your town.

The multibillion-dollar global armament giants have discovered a hot new growth market here at home:... [read more]


The real Halloween scaries of 2014

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/31/14 Bookmark and Share

If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-or-treaters coming to your door – just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.

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GOP to US infrastructure: All fall down

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/30/14 Bookmark and Share

I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done – can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Choo-Choo That Couldn't: The... [read more]


Frackers face a comeuppance on unexpected battlefield

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/29/14 Bookmark and Share

The University of North Texas, known for its jazz school and sometimes for its “Mean Green” football team, might soon be known nationwide as Frack U.

UNT (where I went to... [read more]


How goes America’s war on Afghan poppies?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/28/14 Bookmark and Share

I have breaking news from the frontlines of the war.

No, not the new war in Iraq, which really is Iraq War III for us – our nation’s third trip there... [read more]