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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]

Rick Perry struts his stuff in Davos

Monday, February 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Were you invited to the big doing's in Davos? You know, the annual, powwow of power elites held in that posh resort town in the Swiss Alps. The World Economic Forum, as it's formally... [read more]

The California GOP's fake health care website

Friday, February 7, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol' crooks… and Republican members of the California Assembly.

This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to... [read more]

Being a bankster means never saying, "I'm sorry"

Thursday, February 6, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The funny thing about Wall Street banksters is that they make a killing by defrauding millions of homeowners, customers, investors, and taxpayers – then, when caught, they wonder why we don't love them.

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Why keep an expensive, illegal, invasive, spy program that doesn’t even work?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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President Obama's support for NSA's domestic spying program prompted a critic to say: "Given the unique power of the state, it is not enough for leaders to say: 'trust us, we won't abuse the data... [read more]

McDonald's uses MLK Day to whitewash its labor record

Tuesday, February 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I've noticed that local celebrations of Martin Luther King Day tend to be unique, for they've generally not been turned into yet another excuse for beer and barbecue parties.

Rather than... [read more]

The mobsters of Wall Street

Monday, February 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Assume that you ran a business that was found guilty of bribery, forgery, perjury, defrauding homeowners, fleecing investors, swindling consumers, cheating credit card holders, violating US trade laws, and bilking American soldiers. Can you even... [read more]

Why are NFL cheerleaders booing their teams?

Friday, January 31, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's turn now to the Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports.

The big story at this time of year, of course, is the Super Bowl, that multi-multi-million dollar showcase of super-paid... [read more]

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