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2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Monday, April 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At last, America's political leaders indicate that they now feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.

Congress had... [read more]

Meet a genuine philanthropist

Friday, April 3, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]

Imagine him being president

Thursday, April 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ted’s recent announcement of his presidential candidacy was a real Cruz-a-palooza! It was part Ronald Reagan, part Elmer Gantry, part John Lennon, and part Jerry Falwell – yet it was totally Ted Cruz – full... [read more]

Turning human misery into corporate profits

Wednesday, April 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]

Chuck Schumer upchucks at sight of TPP

Tuesday, March 31, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the corporate wing of congressional Democrats, never met a global trade deal too ugly to hug. So when even he says, "This is really troubling," you know his eyes have... [read more]

Cruz is running for President of What?

Monday, March 30, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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And away we go – off on another crazy cruze with Ted!

Cinch up your seatbelts, for Sen. Ted Cruz (fueled by his flaming jet-powered ego) has gotten a head start... [read more]

An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Friday, March 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Thursday, March 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.

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The KBParty of plutocratic rule

Wednesday, March 25, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Shouldn't America have at least one major party that isn't beholden to the corporate elite?

Well look here – just such a party has popped up, raring to roar into... [read more]

The secret coalition pushing the secretive TPP scam

Tuesday, March 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Alright boys and girls, gather 'round me, and I'll tell you the story of the "Investor State Dispute Resolution" clause. Wait children… where're you going? Don't run away. Don't cry!

Okay,... [read more]

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