THE RICH CASH-IN ON DISASTER RELIEF

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/13/96 Bookmark and Share

When a hurricane, a flood, an earthquake or other natural disaster strikes, it's good to know that federal assistance is standing ready to help repair such essential public facilities as schools, hospitals and yacht slips.

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EX-LAWMAKERS ENTER GUCCI-GULCH

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 11/12/96 Bookmark and Share

Old politicians never die, they just . . . become lobbyists.

Here comes another crop of retiring lawmakers leaving Capitol Hill at the end of this year and -- instead of... [read more]


MEDIA "SYNERGY"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 11/11/96 Bookmark and Share

With all the recent mega-mergers, America's media industry is fast becoming what longtime, watchdog Ben Bagdikian has called a "Private Ministry of Information and Culture."

Instead of Big Brother controlling what... [read more]


DRESSING CASUAL

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/8/96 Bookmark and Share

Some people just never seem to get the concept.

One of the most-welcome changes in corporate America is the idea of "Casual Fridays," when employees are encouraged to relax and come... [read more]


FEDEX WRITES ITS OWN TICKET

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/7/96 Bookmark and Share

Federal Express is the high-flying overnight mail operation that promises "absolutely, positively" that it will deliver on time.

But in Washington, it was the Congress that was "absolutely, positively" determined to... [read more]


LIES ABOUT DOWNSIZING

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 11/6/96 Bookmark and Share

The "corrections column" of a local newspaper noted that "County Commissioner Bert Greenough has 100 percent support from his family, not 10 percent as was stated in last week's article on Greenough's announcement to seek... [read more]