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Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

Thursday, July 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Excellent news, people. Let me put it to you as a number: 8.7 million.

That's how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in... [read more]

Do-nothing Congress takes a vacation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When I heard that our congress critters are taking an extended vacation for all of August and part of September, I had two incongruous reactions: Anger… and gratitude.

Gratitude, because their... [read more]

Wall Street thieves should be ashamed… and shamed

Tuesday, July 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When Wall Street wrongdoer Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7-billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank's CEO just shrugged, saying: "We believe that this settlement... [read more]

Warning: Boehner at work!

Monday, July 21, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, has it already been two weeks since Congress took a vacation?

Those poor stiffs must be pooped from trying to catch up on all the heavy lifting that piled... [read more]

Is it smart to connect smart phones to smart homes?

Friday, July 18, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of "what's happening next?", allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world.

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Cargill's GMO hypocrisy

Thursday, July 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

I don't think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that... [read more]

North Carolina's Moral Freedom Summer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Moral Monday Movement is on the move again!

This feisty coalition, based in North Carolina, is an inspiring model of workaday people coming together to reclaim their rights from far-right-wing... [read more]

Howling tea party mad dogs sing the impeachment blues

Tuesday, July 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's hard not to ridicule Congress' tea party Republicans as a group of mad-dog "aginners" who do nothing but run around in circles yapping "no way," uh-uh," "we're agin it!"

But... [read more]

Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Monday, July 14, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]

Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Friday, July 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?

Take the... [read more]

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