Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 7/5/95 Bookmark and Share

There are so many good causes in the world, tugging at the hearts of all us humanitarians [sentimental music], but I want to call your attention now to a cause that I guarantee will bring tears to your eyes: "PROJECT... [read more]

Ballpark Yuppie-Food

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/30/95 Bookmark and Share

Time now for Hightower Radio's [Sports theme] Wide, Wide, Wide, "WILD World of Sports!"

The major-league baseball season is now in full swing, even though things have not quite settled back-to-normal after baseball's longest strike -- for example, the Chicago Cubs... [read more]

Prison Labor

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/29/95 Bookmark and Share

Psssst. Hey you . . . Big Shot. Yeah you, you corporate honchos. Want a source of really cheap labor? No worker's-comp to worry about, no health benefits to pay, no uppity attitude from workers?

Have I... [read more]

Big Oil Gets in Bed with Burma s Butchers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/28/95 Bookmark and Share

Let me say something nasty to you: "SLORC."

Sounds nasty, doesn't it?

"SLORC," S-L-O-R-C. It stands for "State Law and Order Restoration Council," and it's way nastier than it sounds. This Council is the ruling junta of Burma, a grim... [read more]

Federal Sales Tax

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/27/95 Bookmark and Share

What's America's most-hated tax? Not the federal income tax -- polls show it only ranks as the third most despised. Second on the list is the property tax. Topping the list, the tax people most love to... [read more]

Tobacco: A Cash Crop in Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/26/95 Bookmark and Share

Tobacco is one of America's biggest cash crops. Not "down on the farm" -- "up on the Hill."

Capitol Hill, that is. Where tobacco company lobbyists, lawyers, PACs and top executives regularly go down the corridors handing-out checks: "Put... [read more]