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North Carolina's Moral Freedom Summer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Moral Monday Movement is on the move again!

This feisty coalition, based in North Carolina, is an inspiring model of workaday people coming together to reclaim their rights from far-right-wing... [read more]

Howling tea party mad dogs sing the impeachment blues

Tuesday, July 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's hard not to ridicule Congress' tea party Republicans as a group of mad-dog "aginners" who do nothing but run around in circles yapping "no way," uh-uh," "we're agin it!"

But... [read more]

Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Monday, July 14, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]

Looping Big Money around democracy's neck

Friday, July 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The beauty of our country's present system of government is that anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress. And isn't that what democracy is all about?

Take the... [read more]

The inversion perversion – another corporate tax loophole

Thursday, July 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Corporations are funny creatures. For example, they don't want to pay their share of America's tax bill, but then they're first in line demanding subsidies, grants, and other special handouts from America's government.

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Walgreens: An unpatriotic ingrate

Wednesday, July 9, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to... [read more]

Cheney and his flock of neo-con chicken hawks return

Tuesday, July 8, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's awful to see the horrific resurgence of Sunni-Shia sectarian war in Iraq, re-splintering that delicate nation. There is, however, one good thing coming from it, namely the chance for you and me to pay... [read more]

Time for "We the People" to re-declare our independence

Monday, July 7, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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July 4th – what a blast – cookouts, fireworks, and several 12-ounce elbow bends.

Oh yeah… it's also about that thing that Thomas Jefferson penned 238 years ago. The Declaration... [read more]

Three GOP governors rush to help one citizen

Friday, July 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Who says that big-time politicians pay no attention to their constituents?

This is, after all, America, where everyone has a right to "speak truth to power." You can get the personal... [read more]

How Koch-headed billionaires plan to "save" America

Thursday, July 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Koch boys live in their own special world, enshrouded in a rarefied atmosphere created by the fumes emanating from their family's enormous stockpiles of wealth.

Thus, Charles and David have... [read more]

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