THE CIA'S DO-SI-DO

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/29/96 Bookmark and Share

As the old song goes, "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all."

That's a tune the CIA knows well. Our government's chief spook agency, the... [read more]


FOREIGN CONTRIBUTIONS BUY FOREIGN FAVORS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/28/96 Bookmark and Share

They say bamboo can grow more than a yard every day.

The only things known to grow faster are loopholes in America's campaign finance laws. For example, it is flat... [read more]


X-RATED GLOBAL TRADE

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/25/96 Bookmark and Share

Hey you . . . pssssst . . . yeah you. Want to talk dirty on the phone? For a good time, call Guyana.

Guyana is not someone's name.... [read more]


PHONE COMPANY PRICING SCAMS

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/24/96 Bookmark and Share

Every now and then, some "good" news comes along that causes you to start to cheer, but then you realize, "wait a minute, I've been had," so your cheers turn to jeers.

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WATCH OUT FOR "CONTRIBUTIONS WATCH"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/23/96 Bookmark and Share

Wild rice actually is not rice. It's an oat.

Likewise, not every Washington watchdog group is a watchdog -- some are actually lapdogs. This certainly is the case with... [read more]


ROACHES SWARM MINIMUM WAGE BILL

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/22/96 Bookmark and Share

Corporate lobbyists in Washington aren't called cockroaches for nothing -- they swarm in the dark, jump on anything that hits the floor and consider nothing too low for them to do.

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