The Congressional Golf Caucus : Fighting for Freebies from Lobbyists

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/31/94 Bookmark and Share

You've probably heard of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Conservative Caucus or some of the other groups of Congressional members trying to advance the cause of a particular constituency. Nothing wrong with this.

But here's one that [tea kettle going... [read more]


Hard-Hitting Football: Artificial Turf

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/28/94 Bookmark and Share

Many seasons ago, as the 115 pound, starting outside-linebacker of Denison High School's "Mighty Fighting Yellow Jackets," I became an expert on football turf the hard way: I had my nose rubbed in acres of the stuff.

Talk about your character-building... [read more]


Privitatization/Piratization

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/27/94 Bookmark and Share

Recently, as I was boarding a plane, the gate attendant took our passes and said to each of us: "Goodbye."

"Goodbye?" How about: "Good trip," or "Happy Landings"? "Goodbye" sounds so . . . well, terminal.

But "goodbye" might be appropriate... [read more]


W.R. Grace Gets a Monopoly on Cotton

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/26/94 Bookmark and Share

"The business of government," Will Rogers said, "is to keep government out of business -- that is, unless business needs government aid."

Well, hold your nose, because one of America's biggest conglomerates -- W.R. Grace -- no longer just has its... [read more]


A Bizarre Bazaar: Buying NAFTA Votes

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/25/94 Bookmark and Share

Now I've seen some bizarre trading take place in my time -- having once even been to a Bedouin Bazaar in the Middle East -- but I've never seen a bazaar as bizarre as the one Bill Clinton was running... [read more]


Economic Recovery: Cheerleading Instead of Leading

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/24/94 Bookmark and Share

It's claimed that economists are people who draw a mathematically precise line from an unwarranted assumption to a foregone conclusion.

Well that's what's at work in these monthly surveys of [quote] "consumer confidence" that the White House, Wall Street and the... [read more]