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Florida official can't seem to get the hang of running elections

Thursday, April 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's our civic duty to vote, right? Well that depends on who you are. The disgusting reality is that many of the power elites don't want certain people to vote, so they go to extremes... [read more]

From farm workers to cheerleaders – we're all in this together

Wednesday, April 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It doesn't take an IQ much higher than room temperature to realize that it's way past time to raise America's sub-poverty minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. But let's also pay attention to the millions... [read more]

Corporations shift their tax burdens to you

Tuesday, April 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Did you scramble to get your taxes done this year, dashing to the mailbox at the last minute? Yeah, me too.

I really didn't mind paying what I owe – but... [read more]

Spy agents turned into peeping Toms

Monday, April 21, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Medical science has long known that the optic nerve runs from the retina of our eyeballs to the visual cortex of our brains, letting us see what's going on around us.

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Pulling the curtain on an anti-minimum wage front group

Friday, April 18, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In Frank Baum's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the "wizard' turns out to be a phony – just an old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in a... [read more]

Mount Pompeo blows smoke over GMO Foods

Thursday, April 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In 79 AD, Pompeii was buried in ash by a volcanic eruption. Now, nearly 2000 years later, an eruption of hot legislative ash is spewing from Rep. Mike Pompeo, threatening to gag consumers with gas... [read more]

Let's cheer for NFL cheerleaders

Wednesday, April 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Give me an "N" – Nnnnnn! Give me an "F" – Ffffff! Give me an "L" – Llllll! What does it spell? Greeeeeddd!

The National Football League is continuing to run... [read more]

Glossing over America's jobs crisis

Tuesday, April 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When I saw the headline in my local paper, I wanted to laugh out loud. But that's really hard to do when you're gritting your teeth.

The headline proclaimed, "Jobs lost... [read more]

Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

Monday, April 14, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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No matter how small the haul is, 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!"

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The psychic pain borne by the rich

Friday, April 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]

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