Jim Hightower

09/18/2014 - 4:22pm

   Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.”

    Was he talking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America? No.

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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...

07/31/2014 - 8:08pm

    When Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7 billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank just shrugged.

    “We believe that this settlement is in the best interest of our shareholders and allows us to move...

07/18/2014 - 1:04pm

    Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

    I don’t think so. But Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to invalidate the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow.

    As a leading producer...

07/10/2014 - 1:45am

    How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to pay his share of the taxes that make them available?

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07/03/2014 - 4:24pm

    Republican opportunists hoping to score political points are hammering President Barack Obama with vitriolic criticism and blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. So I was pleased when, finally, two Republicans spoke out loudly to deflect those partisan attacks.

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