Bacteria Strike Back

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 8/3/94 Bookmark and Share

Ooooh, here's a scary one [music: Star Wars-type music] The empire strikes back.

Not some outer-space empire, the Ottoman Empire, nor the empire of the Amazons. It's the empire inside us -- those itsy-bitsy, teensie-weensie beings called [reprise... [read more]

Subsizdizing Arms Sales

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/2/94 Bookmark and Share

Ooooh! Here it comes again: Another attack of Trichotillomania -- the uncontrollable desire to tear your hair out.

What's got me yanking at my hair today is this report from the GAO -- Uncle Sam's auditors. ... [read more]

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]