A Better Way to Figure America s Gross Domestic Production

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/2/94 Bookmark and Share

They say that figures don't lie, but liars do figure . . . and one longtime, benchmark figure of America's economic well-being has been making liars of us for decades: The Gross Domestic Product, it's called.

This is an... [read more]

Military Budget Still Stinks Up the Place

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/1/94 Bookmark and Share

Gib Lewis, longtime speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, often didn't have his tongue-bone connected to his head-bone, so he pretty consistently mangled the English language.

Yet the Gibber sort of made sense in a bassackwards way. ... [read more]

Taking The "Air" Out of Airplane

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/31/94 Bookmark and Share

My knowledge of physics and all things technological rivals that of a turnip, so I'm always amazed when I look out an airplane window and find that the wings aren't flapping. Yes, I've read the scientific explanations, but I... [read more]

Clinton Chooses a Republican Darling for the Supreme Court

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/30/94 Bookmark and Share

Hey, this Stephen Breyer is not a bad Supreme Court appointment for a Republican president.

Why in the world did Bill Clinton choose a nominee whose whole career has been marked by his devotion to serving large corporate interests... [read more]

Washington Officials Escape Paying the Parking Tax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/27/94 Bookmark and Share

Scientists report that there's only one animal that never sleeps at all, not even a nap. [Music: Theme from Jaws ] It's the shark.

But wait a minute -- I've found two other sleepless species: members of Congress and... [read more]

Tobacco Companies: Pushing a Cancer-Causing Addictive Drug

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/26/94 Bookmark and Share

These tobacco companies are something else, aren't they?

For years they've tried to deny that smoking has anything to do with 100,000 folks a year gasping to death with lung cancer, even though practically every scientist not drawing a paycheck from... [read more]