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]


Make Environmentalism Mean Business

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/9/94 Bookmark and Share

As Kermit the Frog tells us on Sesame Street: "It's not easy being green." [ribbit, ribbit]

In fact, as documented in a new book called "The War Against the Greens," if you're an environmental activist, being "green" can be downright dangerous.... [read more]


Election Day

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/8/94 Bookmark and Share

OK, let's take this slowly so as not to panic anyone. It's national election day. You just part that curtain, step into the voting booth, and then, as caaaaalm as you can be . . . look at... [read more]