Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the new book, "Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow." (Wiley, March 2008) He publishes the monthly "Hightower Lowdown," co-edited by Phillip Frazer.
They're insane – loopy zealots fueled by their own extremist fumes to implement their plutocratic, autocratic, imperialistic vision of America – and it's time we stopped beating around the bush about it.
The labor department has recently come up with a new set of smiley-faced statistics to try to defuse the politically-explosive reality that CEOs are now offshoring hundreds of thousands of America's middle-class, white collar jobs.
The administration has issued new, upbeat talking points, instructing all park personnel not only to speak positively about park conditions, but also to praise George himself for being so good for our parks.
Leave it to the kooks in congress and their sidekicks--the right wing pundits and talk-show yakkers--to see a "liberal conspiracy" behind the torture photos coming out of U.S. military prisons in Iraq.