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What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Monday, September 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]

Standing up to post office privatizers

Friday, September 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Boss," spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that's how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss.

America's postal employees – from mail clerks to letter... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Thursday, September 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]

Cosmetic giants wage non-stop make-up war

Wednesday, September 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the US alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what's commonly called "make-up." But lipsticks, mascara, eye shadow, etc. are not the only kind of make-up the... [read more]

Bezos buys a big piece of power

Tuesday, September 9, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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An old cowboy aphorism says: "Speak the truth. But ride a fast horse."

From the 1970s into the 1990s, there was a proud truth-telling newspaper of national importance. At the... [read more]

"Tough Texas" wimps out in Pentagon giveaway

Monday, September 8, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I'm a dyed in the wool, fourth generation Texan, so let me just say that I am shocked and amazed, dazed and dismayed by the failure of my state's present collection of wimpo political leaders... [read more]

Let's turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street

Friday, September 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Amazing! Some people who've long enjoyed a lifestyle of old-money elegance, are suddenly trying to downscale their lives and show a bit more of the common touch.

They're not corporate chieftains,... [read more]

Burger King pulls a Whopper on us

Thursday, September 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as "Home of the Whopper," a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull, and a whale of a deal. But "whopper"... [read more]

Scary Perry foments fear that terrorists "could be" coming from Mexico

Wednesday, September 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb – by gollies, he doubles down on dumb.

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Perry stands like a rock on border issue

Tuesday, September 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rick Perry is making a grand stand at the Texas-Mexico border. In fact, on the issue of locking down that border, Perry has been like a rock. Only dumber.

He says... [read more]

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