Recent Commentaries

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]

Shouldn't natural foods actually be natural?

Friday, February 14, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Years ago the delightfully-naughty movie star, Mae West, said: "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."

Less delightful are some of the purity claims of such food manufacturing giants... [read more]

What if antibiotics no longer work?

Thursday, February 13, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.

Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of... [read more]

For mercy's sake, Mr. Perkins, please go away

Wednesday, February 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Boy, just when you think the über-rich couldn't get any more narcissistic or nutty, along comes Tom Perkins.

He suddenly forced himself on us with a loud, self-pitying whine, which... [read more]

US Postal Service selling out workers and… America

Tuesday, February 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You know what America needs? More jobs, that's what.

Not Walmart-style "jobettes," but real jobs, stable ones with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in... [read more]

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