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Let workers vote on CEO's pay

Thursday, December 18, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One difference between top executives and worker bees, is that those at the top can lower the pay of those down below, while simultaneously raising their own pay. If you wonder what's causing America's rapidly-widening... [read more]

A corporate power grab is underway, so where's the media?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you need a good, doable New Year's resolution, try this: "I resolve to do my part this year to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership."

The what? Most people never heard... [read more]

State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off the poor

Tuesday, December 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Loan sharks and their lobbyists really know how to put the "ick" in eth-icks.

Though they've tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves "consumer lenders," their game remains the... [read more]

Why won't the CIA even say the word "torture"?

Monday, December 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The spooks are spooked. Not by anything that foreign enemies might do to America – but by what our CIA spooks and their political overseers did to America.

By "America," I... [read more]

The pain of inequality among yacht buyers

Friday, December 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the spirit of holiday harmony and good will toward all, I say it's time for you working stiffs (and even those of you who've been badly stiffed and can't find work) to extend your... [read more]

The endless farce of the GOPs Benghazi joyride

Thursday, December 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It got messy in a hurry when a bunch of cocksure right-wing joyriders began screeching recklessly around a dicey political curve, only to find an 18-wheeler of contrary facts headed right at them.

... [read more]

The explosive greed of Americas 0.01-percenters

Wednesday, December 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In this season of mass commercialism, let's pause to consider the plight of simple millionaires.

Astonishingly, they're being abandoned by retailers that are now catering to the most lux of the... [read more]

Chris Christie's pig problem

Tuesday, December 9, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As the weather turns colder in this month of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and the Winter Solstice, our hearts grow warmer and our thoughts turn to kindness and good will toward all. Unless, of course, you're... [read more]

The Benghazi investigation – a zombie that won't die

Monday, December 8, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Like a dog chewing a bone down to nothing, congressional right-wingers have been gnawing on the so-called "scandal" of Benghazi for more than two years, growling that there's a dark conspiracy inside it involving Hillary... [read more]

Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

Friday, December 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you – or anyone – really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing on ethics in order to do your job ethically?

If you're a congress critter,... [read more]

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