On this Labor Day weekend, our country is engulfed in deep economic anxiety, and no doubt you share my heartfelt concern for those Americans who’re suffering the worst of these uncertain times. I refer, of … Read moreCorporate Elites Still Doing a Job on American Workers
Having just been recently rolled by tea party Republicans in the debt-ceiling circus, Barack Obama now says that his priority is job creation. Wow, what took him so long? Jobs should have been Priority No. … Read moreYour Job, Mr. President, Is Jobs
GOP-land is all a twitter, now that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has announced that he’s ready to ascend to the White House. His candidacy was actually launched at a Prayer-A-Palooza in Houston the week before … Read more‘Governor Supercuts’ for President?
by Jim Hightower As Lily Tomlin noted, “No matter how cynical you get, it’s almost impossible to keep up.” Many of us view the deficit ceiling brouhaha between the Obama White House and the laissez-fairy … Read moreThe Downgrading of America
By gollies, America’s workaday majority of middle-class and poor people have a fighter on our side in Washington. Unfortunately, that fighter is Barack Obama. On Sunday, he waved his white hankie of surrender in the … Read moreObama Says He’ll Really Fight for the People … Next Time
OK, Barack Obama has not exactly turned out to be Mount Rushmore material, but — good God! — the petulant pettiness of right-wing Republican congressional leaders has turned them into a national embarrassment. America has … Read moreAmerica’s Shameful Leadership
by Jim Hightower Here’s the core economic problem we’re facing today: Unemployment and underemployment are rampant and entrenched throughout America, stifling any hope for real recovery and threatening the very survival of the essential middle … Read moreA Right-wing Jobs Program for America
by Jim Hightower In March of last year, Massey Energy Corp.’s official record book for recording unsafe conditions in its Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia said flatly: “none observed.” It turns out … Read moreMassey Energy’s Manmade Hellhole
America’s long, long war in Afghanistan has drained more than 1,500 precious lives and a trillion dollars from our country. But, finally, this enormous outlay paid off this year with the capture and killing of … Read moreThe Unanswered Question Is, Why?
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and get your ticket to see “Rick the Wonder Worker!” Texas Gov. Rick Perry is less than revered back home, where he is widely ridiculed as Gov. Good Hair. … Read morePerry Is Peddling Texas Snake Oil