The Fun of Political Propaganda

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/4/94 Bookmark and Share

Have you received your "Official Survey Document"?

I just got mine in the mail. It's done-up in authentic government brown and has the bona-fide U.S. eagle printed on it, like maybe the IRS or some other Big Officious Government Agency... [read more]

Time to Get Tough on Welfare Kings

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

Hey, Bill Clinton's coming down hard on those "Welfare Queens," huh?

In his State of the Union speech, Clinton brought back memories of Ronald Reagan. He puffed himself up in his "New Kind of Democrat" posture and declared: [actuality]... [read more]

Middle Management: Learning About Unemployment the Hard Way

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

We always think it can't happen to us.

But even the worst can happen -- in Germany 1938, a Lutheran pastor, startled to find himself in a Nazi concentration camp, offered this chilling sequence: "[They] first came for the communists and... [read more]

The High Price of Perfect French Fries

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/1/94 Bookmark and Share

An item in a church newsletter read: "Tomorrow's lecture will be 'Recycling - Our Garbage Is A Resource.' There will be a potluck supper."

Ohhhh, uh, no thanks, I already ate.

Well a lot of folks out in Eastern Washington State... [read more]

Clinton s Budget Priorities: Motion vs. Action

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/28/94 Bookmark and Share

Ernest Hemingway said, "Never confuse motion with action."

Well, the Clinton White House is sure whirling faster than a July dust devil. But, as you might know, a dust devil is nothing but a sudden swirl of dust and hot... [read more]

The Richard Nixon Gift Catalogue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/25/94 Bookmark and Share

When I was a youngster, the arrival of that big, thick, Sears-Roebuck catalogue always set us kids off in delirious dreams of unbridled consumerism. "The Wish Book," people called it . . . and "wish" is about all we... [read more]