Woodstock 94

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 7/1/94 Bookmark and Share

Woodstock, 1969.

Not a concert ... a happening.

A horde of half-a-million long-haired, free-spirited kids jumped the fences in defiance of authority and wallowed in mud, music and all-around good feelings for three days.

Well, that was 25 years ago this summer --... [read more]

Endangered : The Common Box Turtle

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/30/94 Bookmark and Share

Environmentalism really just means paying attention to how heavily we walk on the earth, and being a bit more careful than we otherwise might be. Like Kermit the Frog says, It isn't easy being green.

Well, it's not... [read more]

PBS Goes Commercial

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/29/94 Bookmark and Share

Big institutions, governmental and corporate, love to play the game of Doublespeak -- using arcane or flowery phrases to try to hide what they're really doing.

For example, the thousands of employees that corporations are dumping in the streets... [read more]

Insurance Giants: The Blockage in Health Care

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/28/94 Bookmark and Share

A Boston Globe editorial cartoon shows a worried-looking Uncle Sam in a doctor's examining room. The doc is pointing to an x-ray of Uncle Sam's intestinal tract and saying, See, there's a blockage right here in your health-care... [read more]

Clinton Stands with Vets

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/27/94 Bookmark and Share

From the Revolutionary War forward, "Uncle Sam wants you!" has been a slogan that didn't much apply after you had been used-up by the military.

Just call the roll of rank & file soldiers who've had to go to war with... [read more]

Inescapable Telephone Technology

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/24/94 Bookmark and Share

In 1865, the Boston Globe wrote, "Well-informed people know it is impossible to transmit the voice over wires and that were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value."

Today now we've gone from the impossibility... [read more]