GOP lets corporate lobbyists take over Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/5/15

Being a congress critter is not as cushy a job as many assume. After all, they have to write legislation, organize hearings, write speeches, round-up votes, and do all sorts of other legislative-y things to... [read more]

Billionaires-without-a-clue want to "fix" Washington

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/4/15

If you think the Koch Klub of Plutocratic Billionaires couldn't get any more self-centered and whiney – meet Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas.

The Deasons, along with 10 other Dallas... [read more]

Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/3/15

Come one, come all! Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric, supersonic, miraculous, "Trans-Pacific Partnership!"

TPP is not some sort of futuristic flying machine,... [read more]

The secret corporate congress inside the US Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/2/15

My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.

So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]

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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