Presidents Day : Hoakum vs. History

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/21/94 Bookmark and Share

Yogi Berra once said, "Ninety-nine percent of this game is half mental."

Well, it does often seem to me that ninety-nine percent of Big-Time sports are run by half wits.

But let's give credit where it's due -- we owe a cheer... [read more]

Enterprising Ex-Cons Make Crime Pay

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/18/94 Bookmark and Share

Here's one of those quotations that make you want to salute the flag, shout "Amen" and eat some apple pie: "This American system of ours, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives each and every one of us... [read more]

The U.S. Army s School of Assassins

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/17/94 Bookmark and Share

When you clean out your fridge, commonsense -- and your nose -- tells you to reach first for that stinky, slimey, yellowish-greenish, bubbling bowl of whatever left over from last July 4th.

But while Bill Clinton, wearing industrial-strength rubber gloves and... [read more]

Why Put Fast-Buck Insurance Giants in Charge of Health Care?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/16/94 Bookmark and Share

A mother wrote a note to her daughter's teacher: "Please excuse Mary for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot."[Blam!]

Now that's a mother I'd like to put in charge of these big insurance companies, who've been... [read more]

Stop the Greedlock on Health Care Reform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/15/94 Bookmark and Share

It seems to me our problem in Washington is not "Gridlock" . . . it's "Greedlock."

Everytime "We the public" make it clear we want or don't want something -- Heeeeere come the Big Lobbyists, spreading manure to obscure the issue,... [read more]

Thixotropic Bill Clinton and His Promise of Good Jobs at Good Wages

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/14/94 Bookmark and Share

In his State of the Union speech, President Clinton talked of sustained economic growth under his leadership, of a new "boom" in America.

But you might ask: "A boom for whom?"

As he spoke, Westinghouse announced it had quadrupled its profits,... [read more]