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I very much enjoy talking with Thorne Dreyer, host of Rag Radio on KOOP-91.7 FM in Austin. This interview is from Friday, September 13th. Thorne and I talk about quite a few things, including money in politics and grassroots folks fighting the good fight. You can listen at http://archive.org/details/RagRadio2013-09-13-JimHightower.
The governor of Texas (who desperately wants to be your president) is flitting all around, spreading tons of fairy dust about his record. So, I've got another "Perry Tale" for you – this one about... [read more]
Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad – I stand corrected.
In past commentaries, I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten... [read more]
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert points out that political statements and even political facts these days don't have to be true – all they need, Colbert insists, is some element of "truthiness.".
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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and get your ticket to see "Rick the Wonder Worker!"
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is less than revered back home, where he is widely ridiculed... [read more]
You've gotta love Newt Gingrich, if only for his entertainment value. He is so full of himself that essence of Newt keeps spilling out of his mouth.
For example, trying to... [read more]
A recent article in The Onion, the satirical newsweekly, disclosed that President Obama had come up with a surefire plan to balance the federal budget: Rob Fort Knox. "I've got the blueprints," Obama is quoted... [read more]
After a stint in Texas in 1866, U.S. General Phillip Sheridan declared, "If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent Texas and live in Hell.”
My state has long had... [read more]
One morning in March, Ohio's pious, anti-spending governor, John Kasich, got up, brushed his teeth, and went to the capitol to announce that he was slashing spending on schools, teachers, and other public employees. Gotta... [read more]
An email popped up recently that chilled me to the bone. Just one sentence long, it said: "Occasionally, Kansas legislators make Texas legislators look like sages."
Friends, if that's true, America... [read more]