Smoke - Out The Tobacco Companies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/17/94 Bookmark and Share

James Johnson, top dog at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, was recently asked how many smokers die each year from cancer. "I do not know how many," he snapped, adding that estimates of such deaths are [quote] "generated by computers and... [read more]

Medical Malpractice: Cutting Back on You

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/16/94 Bookmark and Share

Be careful what you wish for, they say . . . [oooooooooooooo]. It might come true.

Tell me about it, says Frank Cornelius, sitting in a wheelchair in Carmel, Indiana.

In 1975, Cornelius was a lobbyist for the Insurance Industry of... [read more]

Radiating the American People

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/15/94 Bookmark and Share

An old joke goes, "Sure you can trust the government -- ask an Indian."

Or if a Native-American isn't nearby, ask any of the 23,000 other Americans who Washington now admits were used as guinea pigs for assorted radiation experiments during... [read more]

Asian Trade and Child Labor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/14/94 Bookmark and Share

Diplomacy, Mark Twain observed, consists of "getting the formalities right . . . and neverminding the moralities."

Well, with President Clinton in Indonesia to begin negotiating the formalities of more trade with Asian nations, let's take a look at the moralities... [read more]

Veteran s Day

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/11/94 Bookmark and Share

From Shay's Rebellion in 1787 to the Bonus March of 1932, America's war veterans often find that they survive the enemy. . . .only to have to fight a protracted, bitter and often losing war with their own government once... [read more]

Giants Threaten Local Breweries

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/10/94 Bookmark and Share

I'm an exercise buff. No. . . .none of that jogging, swimming or bicycling stuff.

I do the full, rigorous regimen of daily "Beer Exercises." You know: repetitive walking, stretching, lifting, and bending -- walk from the La-Zee-Boy to the... [read more]