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Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

Friday, December 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you – or anyone – really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing on ethics in order to do your job ethically?

If you're a congress critter,... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Thursday, December 4, 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]

GOP doubles down on fear & loathing of Latino immigrants

Wednesday, December 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with "a more welcoming, inclusive message" and "positive solutions on immigration"?

Well, time... [read more]

Militarists mire America deeper in Afghan war

Tuesday, December 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Only a few months ago President Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history – would finally end by January 1.

... [read more]

Avoid Amazon's "Cyber Monday," and buy local

Monday, December 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's "Cyber Monday" – get out there and buy stuff!

But you don't actually have to go anywhere, for this gimmicky shop-shop-shop day lures us to consume without leaving home, or... [read more]

Obama's Thanksgiving pardon of Republican turkeys

Friday, November 28, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year.

Just as every president since Lincoln has done,... [read more]

Buy local beer, books… and why not seafood?

Friday, November 28, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In case you don't have enough to worry about, consider "early mortality syndrome."

Sounds gruesomely lethal, doesn't it? Luckily, this is not a human disease, nor has it struck America –... [read more]

Obama's Thanksgiving pardon of Republican turkeys

Thursday, November 27, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year.

Just as every president since Lincoln has done,... [read more]

America's good food movement

Wednesday, November 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What better day than Thanksgiving to celebrate our country’s food rebels!
I’m talking about the growing movement of small farmers, food artisans, local retailers, co-ops, community organizers, restaurateurs, environmentalists, consumers, and others – perhaps including... [read more]

The Walmartizaton of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Everyone from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas will take a deserved pause from the unrelenting intensity of work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions will not get a... [read more]

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