Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/4/15 Bookmark and Share

Back in 2008, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein declared: "There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business."

Thus, the chairwoman of... [read more]

Don't TPP on me

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/3/15 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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Willie's Reserve

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/31/15 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]

Proud "partners" corporatize our parks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/30/15 Bookmark and Share

While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America's so-called "leaders" are aggressively commercializing our parks, converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow.

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A thousand cuts

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/28/15 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]

Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/28/15 Bookmark and Share

When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]