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Finding the money to fund higher education for all

Thursday, October 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions-of-dollars each year?

Answer: Of course.... [read more]

Wall Street sodbusters reap farm profits

Wednesday, October 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm – but e-i-e-i-o – look who's got his farm now!

It's groups like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These... [read more]

Don’t shut the post office, expand their services

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What's the matter with the post office?

The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this enormously popular public institution. Yes, I know that USPS has lost... [read more]

Marriott's shameful hotel tipping scam

Monday, September 29, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America's exploitative, low-wage economy couldn't get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy – along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: "Let them eat tips."

... [read more]

McDonald's image problem

Friday, September 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Now here's a dinner I wish I could've attended. According to Associated Press, it was an elegant evening of fine dining in New York City's trés chic Tribeca neighborhood. Celebrity chefs prepared a sumptuous spread... [read more]

What if antibiotics no longer work?

Thursday, September 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.

Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]

GOP to US infrastructure: All fall down

Wednesday, September 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done – can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Choo-Choo That Couldn't: The... [read more]

Trying to pervert consumer protection into corporate protection

Tuesday, September 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The giants of food manufacturing are very concerned about you. They fear you could come down with a terrible plague called "consumer confusion" – and these selfless corporate entities are going all out to save... [read more]

The corporate purchase of America's political discourse

Monday, September 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When five Supreme Court justices decreed that corporations are entitled to full free speech rights in our elections and that corporate money is a form of speech that cannot be restricted, they produced a nightmare... [read more]

A frightening cruise through Ted Cruz's head

Friday, September 19, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's take another cruise down the narrow byways and around the twisting turns that form Sen. Ted Cruz's mind.

The first right turn on our road trip brings us to a... [read more]

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