Newt s Secret PAC

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/20/94 Bookmark and Share

They say if you're not a part of the solution . . . you're probably a part of the Congress.

Look out, then, because here comes that ultimate congressional troublemaker -- Newt "The Newt" Gingrich [Newt Theme]!

Yes, the Republican leader who's... [read more]

The Pentagon s Money Grab

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 9/19/94 Bookmark and Share

Everybody! Grab your wallets . . . and run!

That Budget-Busting, Big-Ticket, A-Billion-Here-A-Billion-There Brass Band over at the Pentagon is at it again.

The secretary of defense, a full flock of generals and admirals, a swarm of lobbyists for military contractors... [read more]

Pick a Peck of Pain Relievers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 9/16/94 Bookmark and Share

[Calliope/Traveling show music] Step right up Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, to Dr. James A. Hightower's Supercalafragilistic Traveling Medicine Show, featuring the Amazing Medical Curative from Mother Nature Herself, a substance so-powerful-yet-so-harmless that you can actually... [read more]

Electric Cars

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/15/94 Bookmark and Share

Here's a sound you almost never hear while driving your car: [silence].

Silence. Pure golden silence!

But such silence could be the norm on our highways if the Big Three automakers weren't being such Horse-and-Buggy naysayers about the commercial development of... [read more]

Pesticides for Breakfast

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/14/94 Bookmark and Share

If you are what you eat . . . what are you if you eat a bowl of chloropyrifos-ethyl?

Well, the cereal giant General Mills concedes that 110 million boxes of its oat cereals were sold this summer inadvertently containing chloropyrifos-ethyl.... [read more]

Corporations Switch to Shoebox Pensions

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/13/94 Bookmark and Share

The headline on the obituary read: "Bishop McNultey Dies: Had Clear Vision of What the Church Wanted Him to Do" [funeral organ].

American workers, too, seem to be getting a message from on high: "Hey, why don't... [read more]