Jim Hightower

11/22/2015 - 6:00am

    Imagine if retailers held a nationwide super-spectacular sales day — and no one came.

    I don’t mean customers. Picture sales staff, cashiers, and even managers not showing up to open the doors for the usual frenzy of mass, crass, crazy...

11/13/2015 - 5:45pm

    Don Blankenship had it all.

    The West Virginia coal baron had personal wealth, absolute control over his workers, and unmatched political power that extended through every branch of state government —...

11/05/2015 - 1:45pm

    If you’re a presidential aspirant and you have to tell people you’re a person of integrity, chances are you’re not.

    Those odds get worse if you have to hire someone else to attest to your...

10/23/2015 - 2:15pm

    Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall/ 99 bottles of beer/ Take one down, pass it around… only one bottle of beer on the wall.

    Most people never sang that old song all the way to the end. But one...

10/15/2015 - 2:00pm

    The sales push behind Washington’s latest “free-trade” agreement amounts to Kabuki theater.

    What’s Kabuki? It’s a 17th-century form of Japanese drama, featuring elaborate sets...

10/01/2015 - 1:45pm

    In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking two good questions: “Who am I? Why am I here?”

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