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Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Friday, April 1, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Well, I didn't expect this!

The National Republican Party has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a gaggle of serve-the-rich plutocrats and wacky,... [read more]

Everyday patriots

Wednesday, March 30, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The dictionary defines a patriot as, "One who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests."

Supports authority? Hooey. An American patriot is one who supports the egalitarian ideals... [read more]

Why doesn’t Congress do what the people want and need?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you wonder why congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do – while doing things that people don't want them doing – take a peek at the unique PR campaign now... [read more]

Who should pay Mitch McConnell's salary?

Monday, March 28, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Why should you and I have to keep paying Mitch McConnell's salary?

He's the Senate Majority Leader, but he doesn't lead – and he really doesn't do much of anything, refusing... [read more]

How do you feel about subsidizing corporate crime?

Friday, March 25, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]

Here's my plan to stop airlines from gouging us

Friday, March 25, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In one of Stephan Pastis' "Pearls Before Swine" comic strips, his character, "Rat," develops a smart phone app that I want. As Rat explains it: "Whenever your bank charges you some stupid fee for something,... [read more]

Who are the pickpockets prowling your city's airport?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you take the word f-r-e-e and rip the "r" out of it, what do you get? Two things, actually: One, instead of "free" you get "fee" – and then you get mad.

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How Big Pharma is trying to improve its image

Tuesday, March 22, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Big news, people! Especially for those of you upset by the skyrocketing prices of the essential prescription medicines you take – including thousands of patients who were hit last year with a 5,000-percent increase in... [read more]

Will GOP lawmakers say "yes" to any Obama proposal?

Monday, March 21, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In a stunning development, President Barack Obama has had to cancel today's scheduled trip to Capitol Hill, where he intended to make nice with Republican lawmakers.

He had planned to... [read more]

Transforming humans into billboards

Friday, March 18, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Billboards must to be living creatures, for they appear to propagate, spreading everywhere, growing to enormous size, shouting corporate messages at us – and even watching and tracking us with their digital eyes.

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