Recent Commentaries

Doug Hughes: Protecting Democracy from Plutocrats

Tuesday, August 18, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The price of liberty is said to be eternal vigilance. But just being watchful rarely does anything to stop the theft of our rights. Instead, the real price of liberty is open defiance – the... [read more]

You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle

Monday, August 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you think that none of today's presidential candidates care about people like you, check out Republican Scott Walker.

The Wisconsin governor not only cares, he wants to sit down with... [read more]

Phil Gramm campaigns against bigotry and exploitation of workers

Friday, August 14, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he... [read more]

Big political donors buying elections... and public policies

Thursday, August 13, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Who does David Keating think he's fooling?

He heads an obscure, corporate-funded group pushing to wipe out the few remaining limits on the special... [read more]

Superrich donors turn our democracy into their plutocracy

Wednesday, August 12, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The problem with the GOP presidential debates is that the wrong people are on stage.

Sure, Bush, Cruz, Walker, and gang are the candidates,... [read more]

It's time to free students from higher-ed debt

Tuesday, August 11, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas, a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens. And it was affordable... [read more]

"Non-candidate" campaigns dominate 2016 presidential race

Monday, August 10, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Once upon a time in our Good Ol' USofA, presidential contenders and their political parties raised the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.

For... [read more]

Little Caesars' bacon bomb

Friday, August 7, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let me say one word to you: Bacon.

Not only is it delicious, it's practically irresistible – I even know vegans who sneak bites of it. And these days, it's hard... [read more]

Banksters: A Story of crime and punishment

Thursday, August 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Big story from that razzle-dazzle place called "El Casino Grande" – otherwise known as Wall Street.

Four massive financial conglomerates –JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland – have... [read more]

Corporate crime supported by a whirligig of legal favoritism

Wednesday, August 5, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.

Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]

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