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]

College bowl games become corporate money games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/7/15 Bookmark and Share

Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football – well, football was the real religion.

So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a... [read more]

Populist proposals win in 2014

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/6/15 Bookmark and Share

While last year's voters put a pack of reactionaries in charge of the new Congress, let's not forget that bigger majorities of the same electorate leapt at the chance to say “YES” to an array of... [read more]