Today s High-Dollar, Class-Conscious TV Reporters

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/7/94 Bookmark and Share

It used to be that rich, cigar-smoking media barons owned the presses -- and reporters were working stiffs who pounded a beat, drank at joints called "Shorty's" and identified with other working people.

But, today, the big reporters themselves are wealthy... [read more]


Tom Trantham: Bossie Knows Best

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/6/94 Bookmark and Share

The more Big Science, Big Government and Big Business try to mess with Mother Nature -- the more they seem to mess up Mother Nature.

Take something as natural as milk. Remember the old ad? [Bucolic music] "Carnation... [read more]


Congress: There s Always a Free Lunch

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/5/94 Bookmark and Share

If you believe "there's no free lunch" -- you've obviously never been a member of Congress.

Even though millions of Americans these days are having a hard time putting so much as a slice of Spam and a few Tator Tots... [read more]


The Job Summit in Detroit: A Marshmellow Roast

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/4/94 Bookmark and Share

A small fire broke out in the office, and a guy rushed to the emergency cabinet on the wall that said: "In Case of Fire, Break Glass."

He smashed the glass [breaking glass] -- but instead of finding a fire... [read more]


Kiwi: The Little Plane That Could

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/1/94 Bookmark and Share

The airline industry has been a good example of a bad deal -- of bosses assuming that since they're the Top Dogs [Bark-bark], people working below them are just a bunch of fire hydrants.

This is why so many airline employees... [read more]


Congress Should Just Say No to Drug Company Price Gouging

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/31/94 Bookmark and Share

Have you seen this $7-million ad blitz the drug companies are throwing at us? It's heavier than this winter's snow storms.

Open any magazine or paper and there they are, all warm and fuzzy, claiming to be spending piles of... [read more]