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Will Rick Snyder drown in the water he poisoned?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rick Snyder is butt deep in water woes.

First, the right-wing Michigan governor did a belly flop into the deep waters of autocracy when he literally suspended democracy in the city... [read more]

Executive excess getting excessive

Monday, February 8, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Not only have corporate outrages become commonplace, but the level of the outrages have gone nuclear.

Take Martin Shkreli – please! The 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals launched the drug maker... [read more]

Everyday patriots

Friday, February 5, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The dictionary defines a patriot as, "One who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests."

Supports authority? Hooey. An American patriot is one who supports the egalitarian ideals... [read more]

Sanders' populist surge

Thursday, February 4, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Not only have crowds been streaming into arenas all around the country to hear Bernie Sanders' fact-studded speeches, but ordinary Americans have also been pitching in small donations (averaging only $23 each) to self-finance a... [read more]

Why government can't be run like a business

Wednesday, February 3, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business."

Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a... [read more]

What really poisoned Flint, Michigan's water

Tuesday, February 2, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One big difference between the rich and the poor in our country is that the rich don't tend to have their drinking water poisoned by their own governor.

Not that... [read more]

Something is happening

Monday, February 1, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local IBEW hall to hear Bernie, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for... [read more]

How Budweiser locks out free enterprise competitors

Friday, January 29, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The word "free" in "free enterprise" is not an adjective, it's a verb – as in, let's "free up" the enterprise of small businesspeople who're locked out of the marketplace by monopoly power.

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Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

Thursday, January 28, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.

These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]

Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Wednesday, January 27, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Well, I didn't expect this!

The National Republican Party has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a gaggle of serve-the-rich plutocrats and wacky,... [read more]

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