Jim Hightower

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’s home.

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04/17/2014 - 4:44pm

    My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highly touted budget guru, doesn’t have a very tight grip on the concept of irony.

    Otherwise, why would he choose April Fools’ Day to release the latest version of what the GOP intends to do to...

04/10/2014 - 12:20am

    The dictionary defines the caterpillar as a “wormlike larva” and a “crawler.” Also, that “pillar” part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to “pillage, abuse, mistreat.”

    Good to know. Now, meet...

04/07/2014 - 2:28am

    Like that little choo-choo in the classic children’s book “The Little Engine that Could,” Moral Monday is the little movement that says, “I think I can” and keeps chugging up the hill.

    This new progressive coalition became a full-throttle...

04/03/2014 - 1:05am

    Not too many years ago, any news story about bonus money would’ve been about some 20-year-old baseball player — an up-and-coming superstar getting $100,000 or so on top of his salary as an extra incentive to join the Yankees, Giants, or whatever team.

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03/20/2014 - 2:33pm

    In L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the “wizard’ turns out to be a phony — just an old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in a vain effort to fool people.

    But now, a century after Baum...

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