Jim Hightower

11/27/2014 - 7:01pm

    Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”

    Actually, in America’s recent wars, officials have slaughtered the truth even before the fighting. The...

10/16/2014 - 1:30pm

    As an old popular song asks: What do you get if you “work your fingers right down to the bone?” Boney fingers.

    As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott hotel chains know, that’...

10/02/2014 - 4:15pm

    I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do.

    But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m...

09/25/2014 - 11:36am

    Let’s take a cruise down the narrow byways and twisting turns that form Senator Ted Cruz’s mind.

    The first right turn on our road trip brings us to a sweeping view of the Texas...

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...

09/11/2014 - 2:27pm

    Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash.

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