A Nader-Gore Debate on the World Trade Organization

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 8/1/94 Bookmark and Share

Isn't it odd that when there's legislation that ordinary people want -- like health-care reform -- Washington moves slower than a fat hog on a hot day [slow-motion grunt].

But when there's legislation Big Business wants . . . well, stand... [read more]

Earmarking the Pork

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/29/94 Bookmark and Share

As Will Rogers put it, More laws get written between Sundown and Sunup . . . than between Sunup and Sundown.

It's during the quiet hours, in the back rooms, where no sunshine, press or public can intrude, that powerful... [read more]

U.S. Arms Sales: Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/28/94 Bookmark and Share

Did you ever hear of a chicken hitching a ride on a Col. Sanders truck?

Of course not! Even a chicken is too smart for that -- and a chicken's brain isn't as big as Dan Quayle's vocabulary.

But the Bush-Quayle... [read more]

Let s Redline the World Bank

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/27/94 Bookmark and Share

I have to confess that I have an inbred Texas bias against giant banks. In fact, back when Texas was a Republic, our constitution specifically outlawed the establishment of any banks!

Well today there's one bank in particular that needs... [read more]

Big Coffee Roasters Burn Consumers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 7/26/94 Bookmark and Share

Here at the Chat & Chew Cafe [SFX: counter clatter], I'm steaming over my cup of joe today.

I'm steamed because of this report about coffee prices suddenly jumping up.

Procter & Gamble, General Foods and a couple of other... [read more]

The S&L Bailout: Sweetheart Deals

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/25/94 Bookmark and Share

Like a ne'erdowell brother-in-law who keeps showing up on your doorstep . . . here comes that great big gooey money-sucking mass of idiocy and corruption called [Frankenstein music]: The Savings and Loan Bailout.

A new Associated Press study... [read more]