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Will GOP lawmakers say "yes" to any Obama proposal?

Monday, March 21, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In a stunning development, President Barack Obama has had to cancel today's scheduled trip to Capitol Hill, where he intended to make nice with Republican lawmakers.

He had planned to... [read more]

Transforming humans into billboards

Friday, March 18, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Billboards must to be living creatures, for they appear to propagate, spreading everywhere, growing to enormous size, shouting corporate messages at us – and even watching and tracking us with their digital eyes.

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What do chickens and our constitutional rights have in common?

Thursday, March 17, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

Yet, those very same tea... [read more]

Who is behind Obama's push for TPP?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A recent article about Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: "Trade Pact Would Lift US Incomes, Study Says."

But wait, a study by whom? It comes from the... [read more]

The small idea of a tall wall

Tuesday, March 15, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Billions of our tax dollars have already been wasted on the fantasy that America can wall itself off from the people of Mexico and Central America. It's a fool's errand, but the fools of the... [read more]

Bernie battles Clinton… and the corporate media

Monday, March 14, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A political contagion is sweeping across our land, spread by America's corporate media outlets.

Its name is "media bias," and it's slapping Bernie Sanders wherever he goes. At first, the media... [read more]

How to make billboards uglier

Friday, March 11, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Okay people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must.

At best, these giant corporate placards are problematic – they garishly loom over us, clutter our landscapes, and intrude into... [read more]

Why would anyone celebrate the "joy" of war?

Thursday, March 10, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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War is hell.

Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war... [read more]

A legislative mystery: Who dunnit?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Our congress critters can't even do right without turning it into a wrong!

They've been rewriting the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, which has been so riddled with loopholes that... [read more]

What did we learn from Antonin Scalia's death?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How curious that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in, of all places, an exclusive, West Texas hunting lodge.

Curioser yet, all expenses for hizzonor's February stay were paid by the... [read more]

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