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Shoveling America's wealth to the top

Monday, February 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As an old country saying puts it, "Money is like manure – it does no good unless you spread it around."

Yet, America's corporate and political leaders have intentionally been... [read more]

Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Friday, January 30, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]

Death of the lush, green lawn

Thursday, January 29, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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My father was an early member of a group now known disparagingly as "ultra-lawn people."

"High," as everyone called him, was dedicated, body and soul, to the Sisyphean task of... [read more]

A whining Wall Street banker pleads for pity

Wednesday, January 28, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Jamie is PO’d. He’s fed up with all of this populistic attitude that’s sweeping the country, and he’s not going to take it anymore!

Jamie Dimon recently bleated to reporters that,... [read more]

Let's adopt the GOP's national platform

Tuesday, January 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Well now, here's some unexpected news!

It comes from what purports to be an official document of the National Republican Party. And – wow! – the policy positions it contains show... [read more]

J.P. Morgan – the man and the bank

Monday, January 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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J.P. Morgan has really been socked in the wallet by financial regulators – a total of more than $25 billion levied against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.

Well, not... [read more]

The Texas government's hair-raising attack on hair braiders

Friday, January 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As messed up as it sounds, in the unending struggle for justice, there is such thing as a "positive negative." This occurs when you win a struggle that you never should've had to make.

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How tacky can the Golden Arches get?

Thursday, January 22, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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McDonald's is scrambling, and I'm not talking about eggs. Your know your business has what image consultants call "quality perception issues" when you have to launch a PR initiative that publicly addresses such questions as:... [read more]

New GOP Congress rushes big favors to Wall Street

Wednesday, January 21, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If members of the brand-spanking new, Republican-controlled Congress are at all confused about why We the People consider them just another load of bovine excrement, they should look at their bill called "Promoting Job Creation... [read more]

McDonald's desperately seeks love

Tuesday, January 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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McDonald's, the burger behemoth, pushes its product with an advertising slogan that exuberantly proclaims, "I'm Lovin' It."

But the slogan doesn't seem to be selling more burgers – in fact,... [read more]

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