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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]

Gov. Walker, illegal money, the Koch brothers, and Judge Randa

Wednesday, July 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Scott Walker can't seem to run a clean campaign.

He first won the governorship of Wisconsin in 2010 from his position as Milwaukee Country executive. But it turns out that some... [read more]

Cheney swings at Obama but hits himself

Tuesday, July 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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President Obama has been hit with a firestorm of vitriolic criticism from Republican opportunists hoping to score political points by blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. So I was pleased when, finally, one... [read more]

The deep goofiness of Speaker Boehner

Monday, June 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What a hoot to see House Speaker John Boehner up on his hind legs recently, braying like a goofy mule and declaring that, by gollies, he is filing a lawsuit against President Obama for "aggressive... [read more]

Koch brothers stunned to find some non-rich people in their lobby

Friday, June 27, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The gabillionaire Koch brothers feel entitled to occupy the people's elections, barging in with sacks full of corporate cash. So, how would the brothers feel if the people barged into their political affairs?

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Let's turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street

Thursday, June 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Amazing! Some people who've long enjoyed a lifestyle of old-money elegance, are suddenly trying to downscale their lives and show a bit more of the common touch.

They're not corporate chieftains,... [read more]

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