Find Local Events (pick a date)







Home » Articles » Views »  The Highroad
Thursday, October 30,2014

The real Halloween scaries of 2014

By Jim Hightower
If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-ortreaters coming to your door— just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Big Beer deceivers and bullies

By Jim Hightower
It’s bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers — but the really bad news is that they’re also going after the one bright spot on tap in bars all across the country: Craft beers.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Buy local beer, books… and why not seafood?

By Jim Hightower
Thailand’s shrimp farms have been dumping untold volumes of antibiotics into their ponds — so we’re consuming the antibiotics that the imported shrimp consumed.
Thursday, October 9,2014

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

By Jim Hightower
Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbyists, lawyers, campaign donations, PR hypesters and political manipulators so they can genetically (and dangerously) alter the dinner we put on our family tables, without bothering to tell us which items they’ve messed with.
Thursday, October 2,2014

Finding the money to fund higher education for all

By Jim Hightower
Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions-of-dollars each year?
Thursday, September 25,2014

GOP to US infrastructure: All fall down

By Jim Hightower
Since the earliest days of our U.S. of A., the most basic task of this legislative body has been to keep our national house in good repair tending to roads, bridges, rail systems, airports, school buildings, parks, Internet access, etc. Yet, with a toxic mix of anti-government ideology and fiscal foolishness, congressional Republicans have recently been blocking every serious proposal to reinvest in America’s collapsing infrastructure.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Help wash formaldehyde out of baby’s hair

By Jim Hightower
This popular Johnson & Johnson baby product has long been advertised with the comforting slogan, “No More Tears,” for the shampoo’s ingredients don’t sting a tiny tot’s eyes. That’s nice, but many mommies and daddies have become more concerned about another ingredient the corporation has not advertised: formaldehyde.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Mitch’s minimum-wage glitch

By Jim Hightower
Was it the day of the 9/11 attacks on America? No, much worse. It was the day 12 years ago when the McCain-Feingold law was approved by the Senate, imposing some limits on campaign donations by super-rich corporate interests.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Burger King pulls a Whopper on us

By Jim Hightower
Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as “Home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull and a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, flim flam, a tall tale — ie, hogwash.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Cargill’s GMO hypocrisy

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

By Jim Hightower
I don’t think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow. Cargill, the $2.3 billion-a-year food conglomerate, is a huge producer and user of food ingredients that contain genetically manipulated organisms.