The Movement Behind Martin Luther King

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/17/94 Bookmark and Share

For me, this is a day to think about heroes. It's our day of national recognition of Martin Luther King's lifelong struggle for racial and economic justice.

This is an ancient struggle -- one in which, as Dr. King fully... [read more]

Bridges Falling Down

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/14/94 Bookmark and Share

When our stalwarts in Washington got up on their hind legs last summer and bragged that they'd just cut the federal deficit by $500 Billion -- I couldn't help but thinking of that old adage: "Figures don't lie, but liars... [read more]

Big Oil: Buddies with Burma s Bullies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/13/94 Bookmark and Share

Mark Twain once pointed out that we humans are the only animals that blush -- or need to.

Well, some 7,500 miles from our shores is a human situation that is beyond blushing.

Since 1988, a gang of right-wing, military thugs has... [read more]

The Fed: Bankers Without a Clue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Did you know that crocodiles sleep with their eyes open.

Oooo. Scary thought, huh?

Even scarier is the fact that America's central bank -- the Federal Reserve -- is operating with its eyes closed.

The Fed is a private fiefdom of lordly... [read more]

Science Run Amuck: Atomic Radiation Experiments on Humans

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/11/94 Bookmark and Share

Well, the dirty little secret of the Atomic Age is finally out. Thanks to Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, the government is now confessing, after years of flat denials, that -- yes indeedy -- our tax dollars funded project after... [read more]

Bobby Ray Inman: Business-as-Usual

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/10/94 Bookmark and Share

There's an old cowboy expression: "Don't squat with your spurs on."

Picture it: You're sashaying over to the campfire, looking good -- 'till you hunker down there and suddenly it's "HOLY GUACAMOLE! Yippie Ti-Yi-Yo!" Stuck a pair... [read more]