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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]

Far from a loser, post office is a money-making operation

Thursday, September 18, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.

Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word "public,"... [read more]

Help wash formaldehyde out of baby's hair

Wednesday, September 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Who says we're not making progress in battling the senseless greed of corporate profiteers? Look at the big change won earlier this year when the labels on Johnson's Baby Shampoo announced: "Improved Formula."

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A Billionaire's sound advice to the Billionaire's Club

Tuesday, September 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.

Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]

What job creation numbers don’t tell us

Monday, September 15, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America's job market than they use for the stock market?

They're currently... [read more]

Standing up to post office privatizers

Friday, September 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Boss," spelled backwards, is double-S-O-B, and that's how most of the employees of the US Postal Service feel about their top boss.

America's postal employees – from mail clerks to letter... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Thursday, September 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]

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