Jim Hightower

08/14/2014 - 6:39pm

    I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right Congress critters assured my state the glory of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize for “Goofiest Politicos in America.”

    But now, a former winner has surged from obscurity to become the...

07/03/2014 - 4:24pm

    Republican opportunists hoping to score political points are hammering President Barack Obama with vitriolic criticism and blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. So I was pleased when, finally, two Republicans spoke out loudly to deflect those partisan attacks.

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06/19/2014 - 1:16am

    Whoa, that was close. The National Rifle Association nearly shot itself in the foot recently with a common-sense editorial it posted online.

    The group of rootin’-tootin’, bullet-spittin’, doctrinaire, guns-everywhere extremists finally saw something...

06/05/2014 - 3:29am

    No matter how small the haul, a thief is a thief, right?

    If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: “Thief!”

    But what do you call it when the...

05/29/2014 - 2:55pm

    Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment.

    The word “sometimes” makes such apologies seem more common than they are. “Once in a blue moon...

05/22/2014 - 5:58pm

    Hypothetical conundrums can provide valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics.

    Consider this one: Suppose you’re a corporate chieftain who’s a free-enterprise fundamentalist, despising government regulation, taxation,...

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