Recent Commentaries

Congress plays take-and-give with corporate lobbyists

Friday, March 13, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rep. Steve Scalise might not be for sale, but he is available for long-term lease.

Assuming, of course, that you're a corporate lobbyist able to put beaucoup bucks into his congressional... [read more]

US General salutes a military “hero”

Thursday, March 12, 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]

A Supreme political fraud to gut Obamacare

Wednesday, March 11, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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While we know that an anti-government group funded by plutocratic corporate powers is behind the lawsuit intended to terminate Obamacare – who are the four people who're out front as the actual plaintiffs in the... [read more]

An upstart People's campaign is upsetting Chicago's mayor

Tuesday, March 10, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you're in a big political race, you know you're doing poorly when your campaign resorts to warning local voters that electing your opponent would upset Wall Street bond dealers.

Amazingly... [read more]

The GOP gang of Supremes go after Obamacare

Monday, March 9, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Look out, the Supreme Court's black-robed gang of far-right ideologues are rampaging again! The Supreme clan is firing potshots at Obamacare – and their political recklessness endangers justice, the Court's own integrity, and the health... [read more]

Defending the Alamo – from a UN takeover

Friday, March 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Good news from the front… The defenders of the Alamo are standing strong, bravely battling the forces of tyranny!

Wait… didn't the Battle of the Alamo take place in 1836? And... [read more]

GOP lets corporate lobbyists take over Congress

Thursday, March 5, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Being a congress critter is not as cushy a job as many assume. After all, they have to write legislation, organize hearings, write speeches, round-up votes, and do all sorts of other legislative-y things to... [read more]

Billionaires-without-a-clue want to "fix" Washington

Wednesday, March 4, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you think the Koch Klub of Plutocratic Billionaires couldn't get any more self-centered and whiney – meet Doug and Holly Deason of Dallas.

The Deasons, along with 10 other Dallas... [read more]

Using hokey numbers and neon lies to sell TPP

Tuesday, March 3, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Come one, come all! Step right up and buy your ticket for a ride on the splendiferous, phantasmagoric, supersonic, miraculous, "Trans-Pacific Partnership!"

TPP is not some sort of futuristic flying machine,... [read more]

The secret corporate congress inside the US Congress

Monday, March 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.

So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]

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