Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/30/15

When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]

Death of the lush, green lawn

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 1/29/15

My father was an early member of a group now known disparagingly as "ultra-lawn people."

"High," as everyone called him, was dedicated, body and soul, to the Sisyphean task of... [read more]

A whining Wall Street banker pleads for pity

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 1/28/15

Jamie is PO’d. He’s fed up with all of this populistic attitude that’s sweeping the country, and he’s not going to take it anymore!

Jamie Dimon recently bleated to reporters that,... [read more]

Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/27/15

Well now, here's some unexpected news!

It comes from what purports to be an official document of the National Republican Party. And – wow! – the policy positions it contains show... [read more]

J.P. Morgan – the man and the bank

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 1/26/15

J.P. Morgan has really been socked in the wallet by financial regulators – a total of more than $25 billion levied against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.

Well, not... [read more]