Another Day, Another Oil Spill

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/21/94 Bookmark and Share

How about that disastrous oil spill in Russia? Millions of gallons of crude [gurgling sound] gurgling into a river and spreading out-of-control, thanks to a carelessly-managed pipeline system that's now fallen into such disrepair that leaks are common and... [read more]


Magazine Ads That Smell

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/18/94 Bookmark and Share

Mark Twain said: "Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising."

So what are we to make of this: Beer ads you can smell!

Traveling along the "Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise" [space-travel music] Samuel... [read more]


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]