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What really poisoned Flint, Michigan's water

Tuesday, February 2, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One big difference between the rich and the poor in our country is that the rich don't tend to have their drinking water poisoned by their own governor.

Not that... [read more]

Something is happening

Monday, February 1, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local IBEW hall to hear Bernie, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for... [read more]

How Budweiser locks out free enterprise competitors

Friday, January 29, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The word "free" in "free enterprise" is not an adjective, it's a verb – as in, let's "free up" the enterprise of small businesspeople who're locked out of the marketplace by monopoly power.

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Ultra-big houses for ultra-big egos

Thursday, January 28, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.

These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]

Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Wednesday, January 27, 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]

Hijacking High Speed Rail hurts Americas future

Tuesday, January 26, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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People like trains. Whether taking a long trip or making the daily commute, riding the rails, without the hassles of airports and the tensions of driving, can be the most sensible and pleasurable way to... [read more]

The real story of Ted Cruz's "heroic" daddy

Monday, January 25, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ready or not, it's time to go Cruzing again!

I realize that it can be frightening to travel through the dark, dangerous corridors of Ted Cruz's mind, making stomach-turning hard right... [read more]

Guess who's pushing for prison reform?

Friday, January 22, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Too many people are behind bars that don't belong there," declared a group demanding major reforms to America's throw-'em-all-in-jail, mass imprisonment policies.

For nearly 50 years, politicians and prosecutors have pushed... [read more]

Watering America’s food factories

Thursday, January 21, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Water scarcity is getting scary, and banning long showers is not even a drop in the solution bucket.

The biggest water sponge by far is food production, and agri-giants continue... [read more]

Zuckerberg gave away his fortune. But to whom?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let us now praise "Lord Zuckerberg, The Magnificent!"

Mark Zuckerberg, I'm talking about, the wunderkind of Silicon Valley who co-founded Facebook, amassed roughly a gabillion dollars in personal wealth, and... [read more]

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