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The venality of the 2016 presidential election

Tuesday, July 14, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Already, results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are in!

It's the Money Primary, controlled not by voters, but by superwealthy donors. In this exclusive election, Jeb is... [read more]

Chris Christie: A constantly-lying "truth teller"

Monday, July 13, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How exciting: Chris Christie has become #14 on the Republican presidential dance card!

The Big Man from New Jersey entered the race with all the chutzpa and hullaballoo that marked his... [read more]

Hear the GOP presidential menagerie howl against equality

Friday, July 10, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When the Supreme Court ruled that states can no longer ban same-sex marriages, it set off a cacophony of howling hyperbole by the GOP's 14 presidential wannabes.

"I will not acquiesce... [read more]

Mighty Monsanto meets it's match in musician

Thursday, July 9, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Canadian rocker and master story teller, Neil Young, says: "Music is a universal language." Yes, and when created by a people's champion like him, music can bring down the high and mighty – just... [read more]

Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Wednesday, July 8, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to... [read more]

Why does the GOP hate poor people?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As you might imagine, being poor means a life of sacrifices, frustrations, depression, and constant struggle. So what is it about Republican office holders that cause them to go out of their way to make... [read more]

What moved marriage equality from taboo to justice?

Monday, July 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Until 2010, CBS television's daytime lineup included a long-running soap opera titled: "As the World Turns." But times change, and now a real-life human drama of profound importance has debuted in America, titled: "As the... [read more]

Flagging the lies of Big Oil's frackers on the 4th of July

Friday, July 3, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Big Oil's frigging frackers are wrapping their shameless profiteering in our flag.

In shale fields across the country, you'll see fracking rigs festooned with Old Glory, and they even paint some... [read more]

US General salutes a military “hero”

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of staff, has a particular military hero he wants to honor.

Well sure – who doesn’t admire Gen. George Washington? Or maybe... [read more]

Let's be generous to bankers in need

Wednesday, July 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Every now and then, I come across a charitable cause that really touches my heart. I want to share one with you now and urge you to respond with all the generosity it merits. The... [read more]

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