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How Koch-headed billionaires plan to "save" America

Thursday, July 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Koch boys live in their own special world, enshrouded in a rarefied atmosphere created by the fumes emanating from their family's enormous stockpiles of wealth.

Thus, Charles and David have... [read more]

Gov. Walker, illegal money, the Koch brothers, and Judge Randa

Wednesday, July 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Scott Walker can't seem to run a clean campaign.

He first won the governorship of Wisconsin in 2010 from his position as Milwaukee Country executive. But it turns out that some... [read more]

Cheney swings at Obama but hits himself

Tuesday, July 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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President Obama has been hit with a firestorm of vitriolic criticism from Republican opportunists hoping to score political points by blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. So I was pleased when, finally, one... [read more]

The deep goofiness of Speaker Boehner

Monday, June 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What a hoot to see House Speaker John Boehner up on his hind legs recently, braying like a goofy mule and declaring that, by gollies, he is filing a lawsuit against President Obama for "aggressive... [read more]

Koch brothers stunned to find some non-rich people in their lobby

Friday, June 27, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The gabillionaire Koch brothers feel entitled to occupy the people's elections, barging in with sacks full of corporate cash. So, how would the brothers feel if the people barged into their political affairs?

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Let's turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street

Thursday, June 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Amazing! Some people who've long enjoyed a lifestyle of old-money elegance, are suddenly trying to downscale their lives and show a bit more of the common touch.

They're not corporate chieftains,... [read more]

Police… or combat soldiers?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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From 1776 forward, Americas have opposed having soldiers do police work on our soil, but in recent years, Pentagon chiefs have teamed up with police chiefs to circumvent that prohibition, How? Simply by militarizing police... [read more]

"Pitchfork" Lloyd Blankfein

Tuesday, June 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Lloyd Blankfein is very concerned about income inequality. With his face reflecting both worry and perplexity, he recently called inequality "very destabilizing."

Lloyd's concern doesn’t come from the perspective of one... [read more]

The militarization of "Officer Friendly"

Monday, June 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns, 533 planes and helicopters, 180,000 magazine cartridges, and 432 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles. Okay, let's roll!

Only, this is not the US military. It's... [read more]

Citigroup "wins" but loses; Rakoff "loses" but wins

Friday, June 20, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Believe it or not, one public official has actually stood up to the finagling banksters of Wall Street.

Three years ago, Jed Rakoff, the US District Judge in Manhattan, stunned Citigroup... [read more]

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