Don t Swallow the Cancerous Lies of Big Science

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/2/94 Bookmark and Share

When I was a barefoot nubbin of a boy growing up in Denison, Texas, one of my favorite moments of summertime was when the town sprayer went chugging down our alley [chug-chug-chug-chug-chug] spewing out a fulsome white fog of DDT.... [read more]


Ted Hayes: Providing a Home in a Dome for the Homeless

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/1/94 Bookmark and Share

On a Florida highway, a billboard advertising a literacy program said: "If You Can't Read, We Can Help."

You can just imagine this group sitting around, scratching their heads, wondering why no one ever showed up.

Well, that's a problem with... [read more]


The Congressional Golf Caucus : Fighting for Freebies from Lobbyists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/31/94 Bookmark and Share

You've probably heard of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Conservative Caucus or some of the other groups of Congressional members trying to advance the cause of a particular constituency. Nothing wrong with this.

But here's one that [tea kettle going... [read more]


Hard-Hitting Football: Artificial Turf

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/28/94 Bookmark and Share

Many seasons ago, as the 115 pound, starting outside-linebacker of Denison High School's "Mighty Fighting Yellow Jackets," I became an expert on football turf the hard way: I had my nose rubbed in acres of the stuff.

Talk about your character-building... [read more]


Privitatization/Piratization

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/27/94 Bookmark and Share

Recently, as I was boarding a plane, the gate attendant took our passes and said to each of us: "Goodbye."

"Goodbye?" How about: "Good trip," or "Happy Landings"? "Goodbye" sounds so . . . well, terminal.

But "goodbye" might be appropriate... [read more]


W.R. Grace Gets a Monopoly on Cotton

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/26/94 Bookmark and Share

"The business of government," Will Rogers said, "is to keep government out of business -- that is, unless business needs government aid."

Well, hold your nose, because one of America's biggest conglomerates -- W.R. Grace -- no longer just has its... [read more]