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What moved marriage equality from taboo to justice?

Monday, July 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Until 2010, CBS television's daytime lineup included a long-running soap opera titled: "As the World Turns." But times change, and now a real-life human drama of profound importance has debuted in America, titled: "As the... [read more]

Flagging the lies of Big Oil's frackers on the 4th of July

Friday, July 3, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Big Oil's frigging frackers are wrapping their shameless profiteering in our flag.

In shale fields across the country, you'll see fracking rigs festooned with Old Glory, and they even paint some... [read more]

US General salutes a military “hero”

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of staff, has a particular military hero he wants to honor.

Well sure – who doesn’t admire Gen. George Washington? Or maybe... [read more]

Let's be generous to bankers in need

Wednesday, July 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Every now and then, I come across a charitable cause that really touches my heart. I want to share one with you now and urge you to respond with all the generosity it merits. The... [read more]

Billionaires-without-a-clue want to "fix" Washington

Tuesday, June 30, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you think the Koch Klub of Plutocratic Billionaires couldn't get any more self-centered and whiney – meet Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas.

The Deasons, along with 10 other Dallas... [read more]

"The Donald Show"

Monday, June 29, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Wow," exclaimed a beaming Donald Trump as he stepped onstage, basking in the cheers of a throng attending his launch into the 2016 presidential race. "That is some group of people," he gushed. "Thousands."

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The isolated splendor of the superrich

Friday, June 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rich people tend to live behind high walls with guarded gates. Then there are the über-rich. They don't need walls and gates, for they isolate themselves from us riff-raff the natural way – by buying... [read more]

A letter carrier's special delivery to Congress

Thursday, June 25, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Neither rain, sleet, nor snow – nor even the likelihood that he'd be killed – could stop this letter carrier from making his appointed rounds.

Doug Hughes is one gutsy... [read more]

Trump tries to put his brand on GOP

Wednesday, June 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! If you love the loopy side of American politics, your dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump is in the race! For president. Of... [read more]

Memo to Obama: Corporate elites are not "America"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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President Obama is miffed that nearly all of his fellow Democrats in the US House recently refused to follow him over the cliff of yet another global trade deal. But, ironically, it was the core... [read more]

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