Big Banks: Getting Bigger

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/17/94 Bookmark and Share

Just four years ago, America's big banks were on the brink of broke, thanks to their own mismanagement.

But now they've become fatter than a butcher's dog, reporting the biggest profits in banking history.

Why the miraculous turnaround? Did bankers have... [read more]

At Last, A Spark of Passion in Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/16/94 Bookmark and Share

I grew up in a town so small our main entertainment was watching haircuts [Rim Shot].

Well, if you think haircuts are boring, try watching Congress on any typical day. Members always speaking with false politeness and droning on... [read more]

Keep Kicking for Health Care Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/15/94 Bookmark and Share

Bill Clinton once boasted that health-care reform was THE PROGRAM that would [quote] define his presidency! And there it is [Fanfare: Da-Tat-Ta-La-Ta-Da . . . Blaaattt]: A Monument to Milquetoast.

When he first rallied the public for... [read more]


Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 8/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Yogi Berra said, You can observe a lot by watching.

Yes indeed, Yogi -- and we should all be observing what our kids are watching in school these days.

Like an Exxon video teaching high-school science students that the Exxon... [read more]

The Overworked American

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

Why is it you never hear anyone shout: TGIM! -- Thank-God-It's-Monday? [Fats Domino: Blue Monday ].

It seems there are two kinds of people in America these days -- the unemployed . . . and the overworked.

I'm not... [read more]

Navy Secretary Dalton s Dirty LittleSecret

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said of a public official: "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."

Well, when John Dalton was nominated to be Secretary of the Navy last year, he didn't have to... [read more]