Jim Hightower

01/23/2015 - 2:29am

    Until recent years, marijuana prohibitionists have been able to intimidate most reform-minded politicians by simply threatening to brand them as “soft on drugs.”

    But finally, thanks to determined activists and broad support from the...

12/04/2014 - 2:57pm

    Most Americans — from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas — will get a much-deserved break from work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions of others won’t.


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...

11/20/2014 - 2:40pm

    The demigods of Silicon Valley like to present themselves as miracle workers, able to create electronic wonders (and wondrous profits) from nothing but their vaunted imaginations and entrepreneurial prowess.


11/13/2014 - 3:53pm

    I have breaking news from the frontlines of the war.

    No, not the new war in Iraq. That really is Iraq War III for us — our nation’s third trip there in just 25 years. Maybe the third...

11/06/2014 - 5:44pm

    The University of North Texas, best known for its top-notch jazz program and sometimes for its “Mean Green” football team, might soon become known as Frack U.

    UNT (where I went to...

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