The superrich literally live in their own world

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/20/14 Bookmark and Share

Attention class: Today's word is "fractal inequality."

Okay, that's a phrase, not a word, and a very wonky one. It means "uneven inequality," but the unevenness refers not to the relatively... [read more]

The what-abouts and whereabouts of Sen. Pat Roberts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/19/14 Bookmark and Share

If a politician clings to office too long, a couple of bad things can happen: The constituency can change and suddenly yank the comfy rug of incumbency out from under the politico, or the office... [read more]

The psychic pain borne by the rich

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/18/14 Bookmark and Share

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]

Sen. Pat Roberts puts on his crazy pants

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/17/14 Bookmark and Share

In the Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy assessed the odd things she was experiencing and said to her little dog, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Lately, Sen.... [read more]

Shouldn't natural foods actually be natural?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/14/14 Bookmark and Share

Years ago the delightfully-naughty movie star, Mae West, said: "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."

Less delightful are some of the purity claims of such food manufacturing giants... [read more]

What if antibiotics no longer work?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/13/14 Bookmark and Share

Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.

Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]