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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05/08/2014 - 9:12pm

    The gabillionaire Koch brothers feel entitled to occupy the people’s elections, barging in with sacks full of corporate cash. So, how would the brothers feel if the people barged into their political affairs?

    To find out, a few citizens recently paid a visit to...

05/04/2014 - 11:27pm

    From the Gatling gun to the nuclear bomb, from hot air balloons to drones, the military has enlisted scientists to develop ever-more effective war technologies. Now comes a long-sought scientific breakthrough that the military brass consider the ultimate advantage for battlefield effectiveness: ready-to-eat...

04/25/2014 - 1:07am

    No one can deny that voting is a civic duty, right?

    Well that depends on who you are. The reality is that many powerful people don’t want certain folks to vote. They go to extremes to discourage those folks from voting and even harass them to keep away from the...

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...

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