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Jeb launches "Pickett's Charge" campaign

Monday, June 22, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A funny thing happened to Jeb Bush on his way to the White House.

He was rolling assuredly toward his coronation as the GOP presidential nominee, campaigning "joyfully" (as he has... [read more]

The legalized immorality of Big Pharma

Friday, June 19, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Al Capone, the infamous mob boss and bootlegger in Chicagoland during the 1920s, always maintained that he was just a businessman, saying the only difference between him and others was that the law criminalized his... [read more]

Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Thursday, June 18, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.

After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]

Peeking behind Walmart's promise to invest in American jobs

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Great news: Walmart is investing in American jobs!

It says so right here in a colorful, full-page ad showing a very happy Walmart worker displaying more than a dozen brand-name products... [read more]

Corporate-media symbiosis

Tuesday, June 16, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America's mass market media has been thoroughly corporatized – both in structure and mindset. So our daily news feed is largely a regurgitation... [read more]

Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service

Monday, June 15, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When a big-name retailer finds its sales in a slow downward spiral, the geniuses in the executive suite often try to keep their profits up by cheapening their product and delivering less to customers.

... [read more]

Why not televise the widening wealth gap?

Friday, June 12, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The debilitating spread of inequality between the superrich 1-percenters and America's downwardly mobile majority is of huge economic, political, and cultural significance to our country. So why is it largely ignored by the television media?... [read more]

The real scandal in Denny Hastert's life

Thursday, June 11, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Washington's gossip mill is spinning furiously over the recent revelations about Dennis Hastert's long hidden sexual molestation scandal. But what about the filthy, backroom affair he's been openly conducting with corporate lobbyists for nearly two... [read more]

Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers

Wednesday, June 10, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Back in 2008, Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein declared: "There are parts of government that can be run like a business and should be run like a business."

Thus, the chairwoman of... [read more]

The immoral core of Denny Hastert

Tuesday, June 9, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Washington's establishment of politicos, lobbyists, and media sparklies are shocked – shocked to its very core! – by Dennis Hastert's sex scandal.

The portly Republican, who'd been Speaker of the... [read more]

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