2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/28/15 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]

Don't TPP on me

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/27/15 Bookmark and Share

Like some Vaudeville shtick, Barack Obama keeps blathering that a huge flaw in his global trade scam doesn't exist – but then the flaw hits him in the face like a big cream pie.

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The fountain-pen economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/26/15 Bookmark and Share

Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Big Food trying a big hoax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/25/15 Bookmark and Share

Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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Hillary Clinton tries on the populist tiara

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/22/15 Bookmark and Share

I have some BIG political news, folks: Hillary Clinton is a populist!

No... seriously. She says she is. Well, she hasn't actually used the P-word to describe her 2016 political persona,... [read more]

Obama gets desperate in pushing TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/21/15 Bookmark and Share

Poor Barack Obama. He's been making more flashy moves than an Olympic ice skater, trying to get Democrats in Congress to cheer his Trans-Pacific Partnership. But instead, they're roundly booing him.

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