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The legalized immorality of Big Pharma

Thursday, May 7, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Al Capone, the infamous mob boss and bootlegger in Chicagoland during the 1920s, always maintained that he was just a businessman, saying the only difference between him and others was... [read more]

A powerful voice takes a powerful stand on climate change

Wednesday, May 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Some of corporate America's biggest climate-change deniers – from Exxon Mobil to the Koch Brothers – are in dread of a potent storm that's gaining strength and headed right at... [read more]

Media Barons shun major Populist meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do America's establishment media outlets exist to inform the general public about what's going on – or to hide the goings-on that the establishment doesn't like?

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An Epidemic of CNE Syndrome Strikes Wisconsin

Monday, May 4, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind – from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even more dangerous disease called Climaticus... [read more]

Be “the wave” that sweeps away TPP

Friday, May 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Suddenly, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the news!

After years of negotiating the TPP behind closed doors, the corporate and governmental elites who’ve drafted this Declaration of Corporate Dependence are... [read more]

Far from "liberalizing" global policies, TPP is corporatizing them

Thursday, April 30, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Words can be discombobulating when people twist them to fit concepts that are the exact opposite of what the word actually means.

Consider the current debate in Washington over the Trans-Pacific... [read more]

Even the ag secretary is shamelessly shilling for TPP scam

Wednesday, April 29, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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President Obama recently declared: “We’ve got to make sure we’re writing the rules so that we’ve got a level playing field.”

Wow – so much “we” in only one sentence. He... [read more]

TPP turns corporate "persons" into corporate "nations"

Tuesday, April 28, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Dr. Frankensteins on our Supreme Court created a monster by declaring that a lifeless, soulless corporation is a "person." But why stop there?

Another coterie of Frankensteins is now... [read more]

ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our people's sovereignty

Monday, April 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of... [read more]

"Dr. Evil" turns out to be "Dr. Silly"

Friday, April 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Imagine a political campaign against environmentalists that's so negative, so ridiculously slanted and downright dirty, that it actually repulsed executives of some of America's biggest fracking corporations.

Wow – it's got... [read more]

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