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The Army makes a pizza for the ages. Literally

Friday, February 28, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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From the Gatling gun to the nuclear bomb, from hot air balloons to drones, the military has enlisted scientists to develop evermore-effective war technologies. But now comes a long-sought scientific breakthrough that the military brass... [read more]

Trying to pervert consumer protection into corporate protection

Thursday, February 27, 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]

There are no stops on Ted Cruz's ego trip

Wednesday, February 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's go Cruzing again! It's always a trip to cruise down the narrow roads and hard right turns of Sen. Ted Cruz's mind – a place so dark that no light has ever penetrated it.

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Don’t shut the post office, expand their services

Tuesday, February 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What's the matter with the post office?

The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this enormously popular public institution. Yes, I know that USPS has lost... [read more]

Tom Perkins speaks. Again

Monday, February 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The überrich are full of ideas. Not, unfortunately, ideas to help humanity, but to help themselves grab more money and power at our expense.

Take Tom Perkins. He's one of... [read more]

Luxury buyers lead the way to economic recovery

Friday, February 21, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?

The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]

The superrich literally live in their own world

Thursday, February 20, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Attention class: Today's word is "fractal inequality."

Okay, that's a phrase, not a word, and a very wonky one. It means "uneven inequality," but the unevenness refers not to the relatively... [read more]

The what-abouts and whereabouts of Sen. Pat Roberts

Wednesday, February 19, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If a politician clings to office too long, a couple of bad things can happen: The constituency can change and suddenly yank the comfy rug of incumbency out from under the politico, or the office... [read more]

The psychic pain borne by the rich

Tuesday, February 18, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]

Sen. Pat Roberts puts on his crazy pants

Monday, February 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy assessed the odd things she was experiencing and said to her little dog, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

Lately, Sen.... [read more]

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