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Join the spreading rebellion against the Big Money political game

Friday, June 5, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I think we can all agree that news stories about the ever-rising flood of big money in politics do not tend to have a lot of laughs in them.

But... [read more]

You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle

Thursday, June 4, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you think that none of today's presidential candidates care about people like you, check out Republican Scott Walker.

The Wisconsin governor not only cares, he wants to sit down with... [read more]

Doug Hughes: Protecting democracy from plutocrats

Wednesday, June 3, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The price of liberty is said to be eternal vigilance. But just being watchful rarely does anything to stop the theft of our rights. Instead, the real price of liberty is open defiance – the... [read more]

Banksters: A story of crime and punishment

Tuesday, June 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Big story from that razzle-dazzle place called "El Casino Grande" – otherwise known as Wall Street.

Four massive financial conglomerates –JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland – have... [read more]

Far from "liberalizing" global policies, TPP is corporatizing them

Monday, June 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Words can be discombobulating when people twist them to fit concepts that are the exact opposite of what the word actually means.

Consider the current debate in Washington over the Trans-Pacific... [read more]

Hotel giants trying to peddle plastic "authenticity"

Friday, May 29, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, when you stay in the hotels of the big chains, it's easy to forget where you are, since they're all alike, offering all the charm of Noplace,... [read more]

2016 presidential candidates address inequality (sort of)

Thursday, May 28, 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]

Don't TPP on me

Wednesday, May 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Like some Vaudeville shtick, Barack Obama keeps blathering that a huge flaw in his global trade scam doesn't exist – but then the flaw hits him in the face like a big cream pie.

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The fountain-pen economy

Tuesday, May 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Big Food trying a big hoax

Monday, May 25, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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