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ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our people's sovereignty

Monday, April 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of... [read more]

"Dr. Evil" turns out to be "Dr. Silly"

Friday, April 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Imagine a political campaign against environmentalists that's so negative, so ridiculously slanted and downright dirty, that it actually repulsed executives of some of America's biggest fracking corporations.

Wow – it's got... [read more]

Hotel giants trying to peddle plastic "authenticity"

Thursday, April 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, when you stay in the hotels of the big chains, it's easy to forget where you are, since they're all alike, offering all the charm of Noplace,... [read more]

Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Wednesday, April 22, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.

After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]

Exposing the corporate funders of "Dr. Evil's" attack ads

Tuesday, April 21, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A longtime Washington PR flack for tobacco giants, labor exploiters, frackers, and other corporate profiteers celebrates himself "Dr. Evil" – the scourge of all progressive groups!

But Rick Berman is not... [read more]

Message to TPP elites: Secret government is Un-American

Monday, April 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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So, someone hands you a beer, but instead of it being a recognizable brand, it's in a totally blacked-out can with nothing but the letters "TPP" printed on it.

"You're really... [read more]

The secret corporate congress inside the US Congress

Friday, April 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.

So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]

Corporate weasels trying to escape paying for workers injuries

Thursday, April 16, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When you come across a corporate lobbying group claiming to be pushing "Responsible Alternatives to Such-and-Such," you can rightly assume that it's really pushing something totally irresponsible, as well as malicious, self-serving, and even disgusting.

... [read more]

The fountain-pen economy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Scurrilous corporate thieves are stealing workers' comp

Tuesday, April 14, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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They say there's honor among thieves, but I say: That depends on the thieves.

Your common street thief, yes – but not those princely CEOs of corporate larceny. The elites... [read more]

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