Public-Interest Pretenders vs. The Real McCoy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/17/94 Bookmark and Share

"Kid McCoy" was a legendary boxer in the 1890s who won most of his fights by knockout. He was so terrific that a host of imitators began roaming the country claiming they were "Kid McCoy."

But the Kid himself erased... [read more]

Bringing Health Coverage to the Doctor s Office

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 5/16/94 Bookmark and Share

Pioneering movie mogul Sam Goldwyn was better at making "talkies" than he was at getting the English language straight. He once mangled a good metaphor by declaring: "You've got to take the bull by the teeth."

Umm . .... [read more]

What Alexandria Johnson Told Bill Clinton About His Plan to Cut Library Funding

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 5/13/94 Bookmark and Share

Here's an interesting fact: even in the depths of the Great Depression, not a single library in America was forced to close its doors. Think about that.

Banks closed, right and left. Factories folded. But these little... [read more]

Michael Milkin Tries to Buy a New Image

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 5/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Mark Twain said, "Virtue has never been as respectable as money." Or, as Ruth Ann down at the Chat & Chew Cafe puts it: "Being rich is about the best deodorant there is."

Well, hold your nose, because here... [read more]

Top Corporate Executives: The Love of Money

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 5/11/94 Bookmark and Share

Did you make $78,000 last year? Probably not -- less than five percent of Americans make that much.

But Michael Eisner, top dog at the Disney entertainment conglomerate, made $78,000 -- not for the year, not for a month or... [read more]

Lawmakers Make a Bundle on Health Care Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 5/10/94 Bookmark and Share

Whether or not our lawmakers get around to passing any real health care reform for us this year, the issue has already proven to be very healthy indeed for them.

Some members are getting fatter than a butcher's dog as... [read more]