Why not televise the widening wealth gap?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/12/15 Bookmark and Share

The debilitating spread of inequality between the superrich 1-percenters and America's downwardly mobile majority is of huge economic, political, and cultural significance to our country. So why is it largely ignored by the television media?... [read more]

The real scandal in Denny Hastert's life

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/11/15 Bookmark and Share

Washington's gossip mill is spinning furiously over the recent revelations about Dennis Hastert's long hidden sexual molestation scandal. But what about the filthy, backroom affair he's been openly conducting with corporate lobbyists for nearly two... [read more]

Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/10/15 Bookmark and Share

Back in 2008, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein declared: "There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business."

Thus, the chairwoman of... [read more]

The immoral core of Denny Hastert

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/9/15 Bookmark and Share

Washington's establishment of politicos, lobbyists, and media sparklies are shocked – shocked to its very core! – by Dennis Hastert's sex scandal.

The portly Republican, who'd been Speaker of the... [read more]

Feingold to Snowden to Paul: Curtailing the Patriot Act

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/8/15 Bookmark and Share

Let us now praise an odd bedfellow threesome: One Democratic ex-senator, an American citizen in exile, and a current Republican Senator. I don't think they've ever met, yet their separate efforts over 14 years have... [read more]

Join the spreading rebellion against the Big Money political game

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/5/15 Bookmark and Share

I think we can all agree that news stories about the ever-rising flood of big money in politics do not tend to have a lot of laughs in them.

But... [read more]