Milstar : A $30-Billion Hi-Tech Military Waste

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

There's an old Honky Tonk song: "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music."

Well that's the favorite tune of the Pentagon, which is always blowing smoke, talking loud and trying to keep us taxpayers in the dark about their... [read more]

Bill Clinton: Dance with Them that Brung You

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/7/94 Bookmark and Share

An environmental activist said to me: "I don't mind losing when we lose, but I hate losing when we win!"

She was talking about Bill Clinton. You see, environmentalists expected to lose their White House battles when Bush was... [read more]

The Senate s New, $18 Million Subway

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/4/94 Bookmark and Share

As a wide-eyed, bushy-tailed lad of 24, I had just gone to work for a U.S. Senator in Washington when one day the elevator doors opened and on shuffled Carl Hayden, a 96-year-old Senator from Arizona.

I quickly learned... [read more]

Cutting Out Welfare Lunches for Corporate Executives

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/3/94 Bookmark and Share

Now I know you've got your own little worries, like how're you going to make ends meet if the corporate brass keeps knocking down everyone's income but theirs.

But, hey, don't be so selfish! Those guys at the top have... [read more]

Don t Swallow the Cancerous Lies of Big Science

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

When I was a barefoot nubbin of a boy growing up in Denison, Texas, one of my favorite moments of summertime was when the town sprayer went chugging down our alley [chug-chug-chug-chug-chug] spewing out a fulsome white fog of DDT.... [read more]

Ted Hayes: Providing a Home in a Dome for the Homeless

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/1/94 Bookmark and Share

On a Florida highway, a billboard advertising a literacy program said: "If You Can't Read, We Can Help."

You can just imagine this group sitting around, scratching their heads, wondering why no one ever showed up.

Well, that's a problem with... [read more]