Pesticides for Breakfast

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/14/94 Bookmark and Share

If you are what you eat . . . what are you if you eat a bowl of chloropyrifos-ethyl?

Well, the cereal giant General Mills concedes that 110 million boxes of its oat cereals were sold this summer inadvertently containing chloropyrifos-ethyl.... [read more]


Corporations Switch to Shoebox Pensions

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/13/94 Bookmark and Share

The headline on the obituary read: "Bishop McNultey Dies: Had Clear Vision of What the Church Wanted Him to Do" [funeral organ].

American workers, too, seem to be getting a message from on high: "Hey, why don't... [read more]


Getting Railroaded by Fast Track

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Usually, Congress moves slower than a hog on a hot day [slow-motion hog-grunting].

It took our legislative slow-pokes six years, for example, to pass a Crime Bill, despite a steady drumbeat of public demand for action Now. And... [read more]


Sniffing Out the Fragrance Industry

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/9/94 Bookmark and Share

You might not know it, but the fragrance industry is always searching for new aromas to make you high-fashion people smell better . . . and it's no easy task.

Not that you're so stinky -- just so particular.... [read more]


Homelessness: No Room at the Inn

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/8/94 Bookmark and Share

That pesky homeless problem just won't go away, will it?

In large part, it's because we're treating homelessness not as an economic problem -- but as an urban beautification problem.

Earlier this year, for example, city officials in Houston... [read more]


Lobbies feed Lawmakers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/7/94 Bookmark and Share

They say a shark eats constantly [Music: Jaws theme] -- that it's so voracious it doesn't even sleep.

But now, scientists have discovered another animal even more voracious: Congressorum Dollarorum Eatemupum, better known by its common name: Member... [read more]