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An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Friday, March 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Thursday, March 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.

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The KBParty of plutocratic rule

Wednesday, March 25, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Shouldn't America have at least one major party that isn't beholden to the corporate elite?

Well look here – just such a party has popped up, raring to roar into... [read more]

The secret coalition pushing the secretive TPP scam

Tuesday, March 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Alright boys and girls, gather 'round me, and I'll tell you the story of the "Investor State Dispute Resolution" clause. Wait children… where're you going? Don't run away. Don't cry!

Okay,... [read more]

Obama resorts to government by sucker punch

Monday, March 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ed, please call home! Edward Snowden, that is: Come quickly, your country needs you.

Once again, the American people are being victimized by a hush-hush blanket of official secrecy. This... [read more]

Little Caesars' bacon bomb

Friday, March 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let me say one word to you: Bacon.

Not only is it delicious, it's practically irresistible – I even know vegans who sneak bites of it. And these days, it's hard... [read more]

Big Food trying a big hoax

Thursday, March 19, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that is expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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An immigration loophole for rich foreigners

Wednesday, March 18, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I often wonder about those immigrants who scramble so desperately into the US from across our southern border, enduring killer heat, dodging rattlesnakes and border patrols, and otherwise risking it all so their families might... [read more]

Corporate coup d'etat

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Look out America – here comes the Trans Pacific Partnership! Dubbed "a corporate coup d'etat" by Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, it's a grandiose grab for power masked as a trade deal, allowing an unprecedented... [read more]

The isolated splendor of the superrich

Monday, March 16, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Rich people tend to live behind high walls with guarded gates. Then there are the über-rich. They don't need walls and gates, for they isolate themselves from us riff-raff the natural way – by buying... [read more]

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