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A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement

Thursday, January 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came close to getting the US Senate to reject Earl Butz, Richard Nixon's choice for secretary of agriculture.

A coalition of... [read more]

Synthetic food: Our future doesn't taste good

Wednesday, December 31, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of corporate and governmental food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward in the Brave New World of synthetic foodstuffs.

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Time for a trust-busting beer bust

Tuesday, December 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Okay, that's it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me. The avarice of corporate power has now turned personal.

It's about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society.... [read more]

Pity the poor stressed-out rich

Monday, December 29, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's a random thought that might not have occurred to you: It's not easy being rich.

Well, yes, there are all those things that money can buy to alleviate the burden... [read more]

Why "Babe" was my boyhood sports hero

Friday, December 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: "Who was your sports hero growing up?

Of course, sports today is very political – from billionaire team... [read more]

DADDY'S PHILOSOPHY

Thursday, December 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   |   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]

The continuing shame of the CIA's torture program

Tuesday, December 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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For a clue into how out-of-control, un-American, and just plain wrong our CIA's torture program was, note the frantic and furious reactions by the CIA establishment to reports about its torturous cruelty.

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Wall Street And Congress perform legislative acrobatics

Monday, December 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Congress, which has been so tied up in a partisan knot by right-wing extremists that it has been unable to move, suddenly sprang loose at the end of the year and put on a phenomenal... [read more]

Big Beer deceivers and bullies

Friday, December 19, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers – but the really bad news is that... [read more]

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