The Black Hole of the Black Budget

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/19/94 Bookmark and Share

Do you know what a Black Hole is in outer space?

Well, me either really, but I gather it's some incredibly dense mass with a gravitational pull so awesome that not only does it suck up all the stars around it,... [read more]

Detroit is Japan

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/18/94 Bookmark and Share

A fifth-grade student wrote in a class essay: "I have enjoyed my boyhood so much that I am looking forward to my adultery."

Well, if you read the business pages of your paper -- where all the juicy corporate shenanigans... [read more]

The Movement Behind Martin Luther King

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/17/94 Bookmark and Share

For me, this is a day to think about heroes. It's our day of national recognition of Martin Luther King's lifelong struggle for racial and economic justice.

This is an ancient struggle -- one in which, as Dr. King fully... [read more]

Bridges Falling Down

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/14/94 Bookmark and Share

When our stalwarts in Washington got up on their hind legs last summer and bragged that they'd just cut the federal deficit by $500 Billion -- I couldn't help but thinking of that old adage: "Figures don't lie, but liars... [read more]

Big Oil: Buddies with Burma s Bullies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/13/94 Bookmark and Share

Mark Twain once pointed out that we humans are the only animals that blush -- or need to.

Well, some 7,500 miles from our shores is a human situation that is beyond blushing.

Since 1988, a gang of right-wing, military thugs has... [read more]

The Fed: Bankers Without a Clue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/12/94 Bookmark and Share

Did you know that crocodiles sleep with their eyes open.

Oooo. Scary thought, huh?

Even scarier is the fact that America's central bank -- the Federal Reserve -- is operating with its eyes closed.

The Fed is a private fiefdom of lordly... [read more]