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Merry Christmas, right-wingers, The Red Pope, and Jesus

Monday, December 21, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.

First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]

Big food's big fat obesity hokum

Friday, December 18, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Hey, kids – you don't want to be a fatso, but that doesn't mean you have to cut back on colas, cake, and candy. Scarf down all you want… and burn off those sweets with exercise. The... [read more]

Does Obama even know what's in his TPP deal?

Thursday, December 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Last spring, President Obama got downright crabby about people criticizing the gleaming Trans-Pacific Partnership he's trying to sell to Congress and the public.

More and more Americans are learning that TPP... [read more]

Should America swallow WTO's billion-dollar toad?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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They say that if you get up in the morning and swallow a live toad, nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day. Well, we Americans have just been fed a... [read more]

Epitaph for a greedy, malevolent industrialist

Tuesday, December 15, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Unlike the CEOs of most giant corporations, Don Blankenship's outward appearance actually reveals what's inside: An arrogant, conniving, cutthroat industrial thug.

Not for nothing was this thickset, mean-eyed West Virginian known... [read more]

The sleaze, guilt, and punishment of Don Blankenship

Monday, December 14, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Don Blankenship didn't get what he deserves in his federal trial, but he definitely deserves what he got.

"Guilty," declared all 12 West Virginia jurors who pondered the charge that... [read more]

Can craft beer drinkers defeat the beer monopolists?

Friday, December 11, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Everybody in BeerWorld, listen up: This Bud's for you!

Or so we're told by the excitable executives of Anheuser-Busch InBev. It's the conglomerate maker of Budweiser and dozens of other brands,... [read more]

Coca-Cola's corrosive corporate ethos

Thursday, December 10, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If your car's battery terminals are corroded, just open a can of Coca-Cola. Coke will dissolve corrosion, making your battery connections spiffy clean in a jiffy!

Ironically, however, Coca-Cola can't seem... [read more]

Guess who's pushing for prison reform?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Too many people are behind bars that don't belong there," declared a group demanding major reforms to America's throw-'em-all-in-jail, mass imprisonment policies.

For nearly 50 years, politicians and prosecutors have pushed... [read more]

Why has nefarious corporate behavior become so commonplace?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As a raker of muck, it's my job to root out the nefarious doings and innate immorality of the corporate creature.

But I'm in danger these days of being rendered... [read more]

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