Democrats, too, are dancing to the rich man's tune

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/7/15 Bookmark and Share

It's futile to hope that the GOP's gaggle of corporate-hugging, right-wing presidential candidates will seriously address the issue of rising inequality in our land – but where are the Democrats?

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2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/6/15 Bookmark and Share

At last, America's political leaders indicate that they now feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.

Congress had... [read more]


Meet a genuine philanthropist

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/3/15 Bookmark and Share

When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]


Imagine him being president

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/2/15 Bookmark and Share

Ted’s recent announcement of his presidential candidacy was a real Cruz-a-palooza! It was part Ronald Reagan, part Elmer Gantry, part John Lennon, and part Jerry Falwell – yet it was totally Ted Cruz – full... [read more]


Turning human misery into corporate profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/1/15 Bookmark and Share

Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]


Chuck Schumer upchucks at sight of TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/31/15 Bookmark and Share

Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the corporate wing of congressional Democrats, never met a global trade deal too ugly to hug. So when even he says, "This is really troubling," you know his eyes have... [read more]