Pick a Peck of Pain Relievers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/16/94 Bookmark and Share

[Calliope/Traveling show music] Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, to Dr. James A. Hightower's Supercalafragilistic Traveling Medicine Show, featuring the Amazing Medical Curative from Mother Nature Herself, a substance so-powerful-yet-so-harmless that you can actually... [read more]


Electric Cars

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/15/94 Bookmark and Share

Here's a sound you almost never hear while driving your car: [silence].

Silence. Pure golden silence!

But such silence could be the norm on our highways if the Big Three automakers weren't being such Horse-and-Buggy naysayers about the commercial development of... [read more]


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]