Synthetic food: Our future doesn't taste good

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/31/14 Bookmark and Share

Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of corporate and governmental food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward in the Brave New World of synthetic foodstuffs.

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Time for a trust-busting beer bust

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 12/30/14 Bookmark and Share

Okay, that's it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me. The avarice of corporate power has now turned personal.

It's about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society.... [read more]

Pity the poor stressed-out rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 12/29/14 Bookmark and Share

Here's a random thought that might not have occurred to you: It's not easy being rich.

Well, yes, there are all those things that money can buy to alleviate the burden... [read more]

Why "Babe" was my boyhood sports hero

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 12/26/14 Bookmark and Share

I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: "Who was your sports hero growing up?

Of course, sports today is very political – from billionaire team... [read more]


Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/25/14 Bookmark and Share

This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.

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Merry Christmas, right-wingers, The Red Pope, and Jesus

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 12/24/14 Bookmark and Share

Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.

First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]