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Amazing – an insurance executive who makes sense!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here's something I never expected to see: The CEO of an insurance giant who has an actual heart, some common sense, ethics, and the guts to go against corporate orthodoxy. Someone call Ripley's Believe It... [read more]

Super Bowl enriches NFL, stiffs host city

Monday, February 9, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How about that Super Bowl game, huh? And today, I've got the final score for you: The Pats 28, Seahawks 24… and Glendale minus 2,000,000.

Two million dollars that is –... [read more]

"We the People," not We the Corporations

Friday, February 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In response to the Supreme Court's freakish decision in 2010 to bestow political "personhood" on corporations, I got an email from a guy named Larry, screaming that "Big money has plucked our eagle."

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Where's the ethical balance of America's scales of justice?

Thursday, February 5, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Is it really "fair and balanced"? I don't mean the ridiculous Fox TV channel, whose right-wing ranters mock their own PR slogan – but, rather, a network that actually matters in our society: America's legal... [read more]

ALEC'S LEGISLATIVE BAWDY HOUSE

Wednesday, February 4, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you know Alec? You probably do, even though you never heard of it.

Yes, "it." Not a person, ALEC is the acronym for a secretive, corporate-funded, state policy front group:... [read more]

EXPLAINING CONGRESSIONAL MORALITY

Tuesday, February 3, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's always interesting to see Congress in action – though "interesting" can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare – the... [read more]

Shoveling America's wealth to the top

Monday, February 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As an old country saying puts it, "Money is like manure – it does no good unless you spread it around."

Yet, America's corporate and political leaders have intentionally been... [read more]

Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Friday, January 30, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]

Death of the lush, green lawn

Thursday, January 29, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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My father was an early member of a group now known disparagingly as "ultra-lawn people."

"High," as everyone called him, was dedicated, body and soul, to the Sisyphean task of... [read more]

A whining Wall Street banker pleads for pity

Wednesday, January 28, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Jamie is PO’d. He’s fed up with all of this populistic attitude that’s sweeping the country, and he’s not going to take it anymore!

Jamie Dimon recently bleated to reporters that,... [read more]

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