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What we've paid for war and Afghanistan and Iraq

Wednesday, August 13, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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War is hell.

Major General Harold Greene could certainly tell you about that – but he's dead. On August 5, General Green became the highest-ranking American soldier to die in our... [read more]

Why does John Brennan still have a job?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A few months ago, Sen. Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of spying on the intelligence committee she chairs, which is supposed to oversee the spook agency. "Nothing could be further from the truth," sputtered CIA... [read more]

The damning nuttiness of the GOP's "hell no" faction

Monday, August 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When the going gets tough, Congress gets going!

On vacation, that is. They're taking off this entire month and much of September and October. Having howled about a host of... [read more]

The race to be the goofiest politico of all

Friday, August 8, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I thought that, surely, the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and a carnival sideshow of far-right congress critters assured our state of being the hands-down winner of the 2014 blue-ribbon prize... [read more]

How Koch-headed billionaires plan to "save" America

Thursday, August 7, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The Koch boys live in their own special world, enshrouded in a rarefied atmosphere created by the fumes emanating from their family's enormous stockpiles of wealth.

Thus, Charles and David have... [read more]

Far from a loser, post office is a money-making operation

Wednesday, August 6, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.

Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word "public,"... [read more]

Who's pushing to impeach President Obama?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Perhaps you thought that, surely, partisan posturing by far-right congress critters couldn't get any nuttier. But now comes the GOP's claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by –... [read more]

Perry goes from callous to disgusting

Monday, August 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Great news for you lovers of Wild West, shoot-'em-up, pulp-fiction tales: Rick "Rootie-Toot-Toot" Perry is making a one-man stand on the Texas-Mexico border!

A political stand, that is. He's been tongue-lashing... [read more]

Perry's mess

Friday, August 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, the 2016 presidential primaries are a long way off, but look out – for here comes Rick Perry of Texas, riding his state's taxpayer dollars into the GOP primary.

Technically,... [read more]

Boney Fingers v. Soft Hands Work

Thursday, July 31, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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An old cliché says: "Hard work always pays off."

Really? Ask a farm worker about that, or talk to a McDonald's fry cook working three shifts to piece together an income... [read more]

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