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Mitch McConnell's squirrelly effort to rewrite our Constitution

Monday, February 22, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Antonin Scalia is gone. The nastiest and noisiest of right wingers on the Supreme Court is dead.

But he can't be more brain dead than Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of... [read more]

How corporate bamboozlers intend to widen inequality in America

Friday, February 19, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers who want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is that they can't make chicken salad out of chicken manure.

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Should big corporations have to pay the taxes they owe?

Thursday, February 18, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I would trust a pack of coyotes to guard my little herd of lambs before I'd trust a pack of corporate hucksters to "reform" America's tax code.

Yet, Carl Icahn, a... [read more]

Who is behind Obama's push for TPP?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A recent article about Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: "Trade Pact Would Lift US Incomes, Study Says."

But wait, a study by whom? It comes from the... [read more]

America swallowed WTO's billion-dollar toad

Tuesday, February 16, 2016   |   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]

Where inequality comes from

Monday, February 15, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Last spring, President Obama got downright crabby toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren and muckrakers like me.

He was irked that we critics of his Trans-Pacific Partnership kept pointing out that this... [read more]

What do chickens and our constitutional rights have in common?

Friday, February 12, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

Yet, those very same tea... [read more]

The real stink in Flint, Michigan's water scandal

Thursday, February 11, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The tap water in Flint, Michigan, is not the only thing that stinks and leaves a horrible taste in one's mouth.

The governor and his agency heads who caused the sudden... [read more]

How do you feel about subsidizing corporate crime?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]

How do you feel about subsidizing corporate crime?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]

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