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2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Thursday, May 28, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At last, America's political leaders indicate that they now feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.

Congress had... [read more]

Don't TPP on me

Wednesday, May 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Like some Vaudeville shtick, Barack Obama keeps blathering that a huge flaw in his global trade scam doesn't exist – but then the flaw hits him in the face like a big cream pie.

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The fountain-pen economy

Tuesday, May 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Big Food trying a big hoax

Monday, May 25, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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Hillary Clinton tries on the populist tiara

Friday, May 22, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I have some BIG political news, folks: Hillary Clinton is a populist!

No... seriously. She says she is. Well, she hasn't actually used the P-word to describe her 2016 political persona,... [read more]

Obama gets desperate in pushing TPP

Thursday, May 21, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Poor Barack Obama. He's been making more flashy moves than an Olympic ice skater, trying to get Democrats in Congress to cheer his Trans-Pacific Partnership. But instead, they're roundly booing him.

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Chuck Schumer upchucks at sight of TPP

Wednesday, May 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the corporate wing of congressional Democrats, never met a global trade deal too ugly to hug. So when even he says, "This is really troubling," you know his eyes have... [read more]

Obama's ugly show of Presidential petulance

Tuesday, May 19, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When the going got tough, Barack got in a huff, then he got gruff.

President Obama has worked himself into such a tizzy over the TPP that he's lashing out at... [read more]

The secret coalition pushing the secretive TPP scam

Monday, May 18, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Alright boys and girls, gather 'round me, and I'll tell you the story of the "Investor State Dispute Resolution" clause. Wait children… where're you going? Don't run away. Don't cry!

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What happened to Doug Hughes' letters to Congress

Friday, May 15, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When mailman Doug Hughes delivered a powerful message to Congress in April, he drew saturation coverage from the mass media.

Not coverage of his message, mind you, but a ridiculous spasm... [read more]

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