The pastoral Pope

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/27/15

Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"

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Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/26/15

Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.

After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]

Corporate crime supported by a whirligig of legal favoritism

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/25/15

This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.

Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]

The House of health-care nincompoops

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/24/15

The GOP led House of Representatives has proudly achieved a historic legislative record.

A record in futility, that is. Also in absurdiosity. In February, for the 56th time, they focused... [read more]

Turning human misery into corporate profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/23/15

Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]