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Burger King pulls a Whopper on us

Thursday, September 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Burger King, the fast food giant, bills itself as "Home of the Whopper," a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is jumbo, chockfull, and a whale of a deal. But "whopper"... [read more]

Scary Perry foments fear that terrorists "could be" coming from Mexico

Wednesday, September 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb – by gollies, he doubles down on dumb.

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Perry stands like a rock on border issue

Tuesday, September 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rick Perry is making a grand stand at the Texas-Mexico border. In fact, on the issue of locking down that border, Perry has been like a rock. Only dumber.

He says... [read more]

Labor Day lesson: there's no such thing as a "consumer"

Monday, September 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the run-up to this Labor Day, I've noticed several CEOs, political pundits, and so-called economic experts saying they're confused as to why Americans are so down. Consumers should be out buying stuff, they say,... [read more]

Lifting America up by raising the wage floor

Friday, August 29, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The good news is that it's not all bad news these days.

Take the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – please! That's a poverty wage, a shameful stain on... [read more]

Cargill's GMO hypocrisy

Thursday, August 28, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

I don't think so, but Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that... [read more]

Police… or combat soldiers?

Wednesday, August 27, 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]

Rick Perry's Clown Show

Tuesday, August 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Political candidates should avoid getting defensive – as old-timers put it, any candidate who's explaining, is losing.

So it's a hoot to watch Gov. Rick "Oops" Perry try to explain away... [read more]

Texas Grand Jury Indicts a Ham Sandwich

Monday, August 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

Well, meet that ham sandwich! A Texas grand jury has just indicted Gov.... [read more]

First class for superrich high flyers

Friday, August 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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With so many things to worry about in our world, I'm glad that one of my big concerns has finally been resolved.

My worry was that, as a global society, we... [read more]

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