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The real Halloween scaries of 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-or-treaters coming to your door – just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.

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GOP to US infrastructure: All fall down

Thursday, October 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done – can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Choo-Choo That Couldn't: The... [read more]

Frackers face a comeuppance on unexpected battlefield

Wednesday, October 29, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The University of North Texas, known for its jazz school and sometimes for its “Mean Green” football team, might soon be known nationwide as Frack U.

UNT (where I went to... [read more]

How goes America’s war on Afghan poppies?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I have breaking news from the frontlines of the war.

No, not the new war in Iraq, which really is Iraq War III for us – our nation’s third trip there... [read more]

The corporate purchase of America's political discourse

Monday, October 27, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When five Supreme Court justices decreed that corporations are entitled to full free speech rights in our elections and that corporate money is a form of speech that cannot be restricted, they produced a nightmare... [read more]

Big Beer deceivers and bullies

Friday, October 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers – but the really bad news is that... [read more]

A Billionaire's sound advice to the Billionaire's Club

Thursday, October 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.

Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]

Who took billions from the Development Fund of Iraq?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In 2004, Stuart Bowen of Texas was asked by a friend to take on a difficult and important job, which he did.

Bowen's friend was George W. Bush, and the... [read more]

Going from one bad war to a worse one

Tuesday, October 21, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Hi-ho, Hi-ho/ It's off to war we go/ With a hip-hip-hooray/ We'll send ISIS on its way/ Hi-ho, Hi-ho!

Here we go again – into yet another war in a tumultuous... [read more]

The scariest thing about political fearmongers is themselves

Monday, October 20, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The bozos and boneheads are loose again, regurgitating their own paranoia and propaganda to advance their doleful agenda of fear.

Take Rep. Duncan Hunter… please! This self-promoting bozo constantly sounds off,... [read more]

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