Medical Malpractice: Cutting Back on You

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/16/94 Bookmark and Share

Be careful what you wish for, they say . . . [oooooooooooooo]. It might come true.

Tell me about it, says Frank Cornelius, sitting in a wheelchair in Carmel, Indiana.

In 1975, Cornelius was a lobbyist for the Insurance Industry of... [read more]

Radiating the American People

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/15/94 Bookmark and Share

An old joke goes, "Sure you can trust the government -- ask an Indian."

Or if a Native-American isn't nearby, ask any of the 23,000 other Americans who Washington now admits were used as guinea pigs for assorted radiation experiments during... [read more]

Asian Trade and Child Labor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/14/94 Bookmark and Share

Diplomacy, Mark Twain observed, consists of "getting the formalities right . . . and neverminding the moralities."

Well, with President Clinton in Indonesia to begin negotiating the formalities of more trade with Asian nations, let's take a look at the moralities... [read more]

Veteran s Day

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

From Shay's Rebellion in 1787 to the Bonus March of 1932, America's war veterans often find that they survive the enemy. . . .only to have to fight a protracted, bitter and often losing war with their own government once... [read more]

Giants Threaten Local Breweries

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/10/94 Bookmark and Share

I'm an exercise buff. No. . . .none of that jogging, swimming or bicycling stuff.

I do the full, rigorous regimen of daily "Beer Exercises." You know: repetitive walking, stretching, lifting, and bending -- walk from the La-Zee-Boy to the... [read more]

Make Environmentalism Mean Business

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/9/94 Bookmark and Share

As Kermit the Frog tells us on Sesame Street: "It's not easy being green." [ribbit, ribbit]

In fact, as documented in a new book called "The War Against the Greens," if you're an environmental activist, being "green" can be downright dangerous.... [read more]