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Willie's Reserve

Friday, January 8, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land – including full legalization and/or commercialization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, DC – who better than... [read more]

Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

Thursday, January 7, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"

But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]

ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our people's sovereignty

Wednesday, January 6, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of... [read more]

Why have major TV networks pulled the plug on Bernie?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's go to the scoreboard to see who's winning the exciting game of "Presidential Election Media Coverage."

A non-partisan media monitoring firm that has been tracking the nightly news broadcasts... [read more]

Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers

Monday, January 4, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Back in 2008, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein declared: "There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business."

Thus, the chairwoman of... [read more]

The corporate game behind football bowl games

Friday, January 1, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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For thrilling sports action on television, it's hard to top the sheer excitement of bowling, isn't it?

No, not that game of 10-pins, but the passion and pageantry of college football's bowl season!... [read more]

EXPLAINING CONGRESSIONAL MORALITY

Thursday, December 31, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's always interesting to see Congress in action – though "interesting" can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare – the law extending health... [read more]

Shoveling America's wealth to the top

Wednesday, December 30, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As an old country saying puts it, "Money is like manure – it does no good unless you spread it around."

Yet, America's corporate and political leaders have intentionally been... [read more]

Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

Tuesday, December 29, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to... [read more]

Turning human misery into corporate profits

Monday, December 28, 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]

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