Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/8/15 Bookmark and Share

Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to... [read more]

Why does the GOP hate poor people?

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

As you might imagine, being poor means a life of sacrifices, frustrations, depression, and constant struggle. So what is it about Republican office holders that cause them to go out of their way to make... [read more]

What moved marriage equality from taboo to justice?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/6/15 Bookmark and Share

Until 2010, CBS television's daytime lineup included a long-running soap opera titled: "As the World Turns." But times change, and now a real-life human drama of profound importance has debuted in America, titled: "As the... [read more]

Flagging the lies of Big Oil's frackers on the 4th of July

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/3/15 Bookmark and Share

Big Oil's frigging frackers are wrapping their shameless profiteering in our flag.

In shale fields across the country, you'll see fracking rigs festooned with Old Glory, and they even paint some... [read more]

US General salutes a military “hero”

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/2/15 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]

Let's be generous to bankers in need

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

Every now and then, I come across a charitable cause that really touches my heart. I want to share one with you now and urge you to respond with all the generosity it merits. The... [read more]