6,000 BLINKS A DAY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/22/98 Bookmark and Share

What do bananas, buses and bathroom urinals have in common?

They've all become spaces for corporations to plaster more of their advertising. If you can find any surface in our... [read more]


HMO EXCESS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/21/98 Bookmark and Share

Sometimes when I read the news, I don't know whether to laugh, cry, be outraged or just go bowling.

When I came across this story on April first, I thought surely... [read more]


THE RETURN OF "KISSING BOB"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/20/98 Bookmark and Share

Just when you think politicians don't have a sense of humor, along comes the former-U.S. Senator who made us laugh 'til we cried back in 1995: Bob Packwood!

Remember "Kissing... [read more]


GOLF-CART EXCESS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/17/98 Bookmark and Share

It's time again [sports theme] for Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports."

Today's feature: Golf carts! Casey Martin, the handicapped golfer who recently won a lawsuit... [read more]


USDA'S BARREN SEED

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/16/98 Bookmark and Share

There it is again. That big, wet [smoooch] smooching sound you hear every time big business gets together with big government.

This time it's the U.S. Department of Agriculture playing... [read more]


STOCK OPTIONS: BOSSES UP, WORKERS DOWN

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/15/98 Bookmark and Share

A Chicago department store has this sign at the elevator: "Bargain basement upstairs."

Well, if you're a typical working stiff in today's corporate world, you're not getting any bargains from... [read more]