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The House of health-care nincompoops

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The GOP led House of Representatives has proudly achieved a historic legislative record.

A record in futility, that is. Also in absurdiosity. In February, for the 56th time, they focused... [read more]

Turning human misery into corporate profits

Monday, February 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]

Meet a genuine philanthropist

Friday, February 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]

Reclaim Chicago challenges "Mayor 1-Percent"

Thursday, February 19, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The people of Chicago are presently grappling with a big question that nearly every urban place faces: Can anyone really govern such a sprawling, brawling city?

Reclaim Chicago – an... [read more]

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Wednesday, February 18, 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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An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Tuesday, February 17, 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]

The KBParty of plutocratic rule

Monday, February 16, 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]

They're back, stumbling toward the White House

Friday, February 13, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Ready or not, the race is on! For president, I mean. Yes, Election Day is still a couple of years away, but the candidates are already loose on the land… and goosey as ever.

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Aetna lifts the national standard for "competitive wages"

Thursday, February 12, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Business schools preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEOs must be idiots.

By that I mean the original Greek word "idiotes," which applied... [read more]

Welcome to what the Supreme Court wrought

Wednesday, February 11, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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After the Supreme Court's democracy-mugging decree that corporations can dump unlimited amounts of their shareholders' money into our election campaigns, a guy named Larry sent an email to me that perfectly summed up what had... [read more]

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