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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Chuck Schumer upchucks at sight of TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/20/15 Bookmark and Share

Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the corporate wing of congressional Democrats, never met a global trade deal too ugly to hug. So when even he says, "This is really troubling," you know his eyes have... [read more]

Obama's ugly show of Presidential petulance

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/19/15 Bookmark and Share

When the going got tough, Barack got in a huff, then he got gruff.

President Obama has worked himself into such a tizzy over the TPP that he's lashing out at... [read more]