A flagrant liar for president?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/28/15 Bookmark and Share

We've got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina!

Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey – just ask Rick Perry and Scott Walker, two former... [read more]

Willie's Reserve

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/25/15 Bookmark and Share

With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land – including full legalization and/or commercialization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, DC – who better than... [read more]

Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/24/15 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]

Phil Gramm campaigns against bigotry and exploitation of workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/23/15 Bookmark and Share

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he kept trying to kill such poor people's programs as food... [read more]

A thousand cuts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/22/15 Bookmark and Share

While our presidents praise America's magnificent national park system, they're not maintaining them. Bill Clinton, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet he... [read more]

"Non-candidate" campaigns dominate 2016 presidential race

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/21/15 Bookmark and Share

Once upon a time in our Good Ol' USofA, presidential contenders and their political parties raised the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.

For... [read more]