Jim Hightower

09/11/2014 - 2:27pm

    Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash.

    Both...

09/04/2014 - 1:11pm

    Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

    Well, meet that ham sandwich: Governor Rick Perry. He’s a real ham — only not as...

08/21/2014 - 6:18pm

    The tragedies unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, are doubly infuriating.

    First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed black teenager being stopped by one of the town’s white police officers as he was walking to his grandmother...

08/14/2014 - 6:39pm

    I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for “Goofiest Politicos in America.”

    But now, a...

08/10/2014 - 7:25pm

    Surely you thought that partisan posturing by far-right Congress critters couldn’t get any nuttier. But here comes the GOP’s claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by…Barack Obama!

    Having discovered that the...

08/07/2014 - 3:07pm

    Gosh, the 2016 primaries are a long way off, but look out: Here comes Texas Governor Rick Perry — riding his state’s taxpayer dollars into another GOP presidential bid.

    Technically, he’s not campaigning. Yet he’s popping up from New York to...

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