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Walmart scheme steals from taxpayer and its own workers

Monday, October 13, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, time flies when it's pushed along by a jetstream of greed.

It seems like only yesterday that Walmart executives announced with self-congratulatory fanfare that the super-rich retailing colossus was... [read more]

Get a whiff of "synthetic biology"

Friday, October 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's always inspiring to see global corporate giants crush small farmers, stomp on nature, circumvent our laws by hook or crook, and deceive and gouge consumers.

Welcome once again to the... [read more]

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

Thursday, October 9, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Tenacity can be a virtue. But the persistent push by giant food conglomerates to deceive us consumers has turned their tenacity into raw mendacity.

Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of... [read more]

A gross purchase of GOP governors

Wednesday, October 8, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Perhaps you think that corporations use their campaign donations to buy politicians who then deliver public policies the corporate donors want. And perhaps you think this is corrupt, anti-democratic, and… well, stinky.

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Validating Marriott's low-wage exploitation

Tuesday, October 7, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As an old popular song asks, what do you get if you "work your fingers right down to the bone?" Boney fingers.

As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott chain of hotels... [read more]

GOP boo-boo reveals secret corporate donors

Monday, October 6, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Some people have a recurring nightmare of rising to give a speech, but realizing they know nothing about the topic – then realizing they're naked.

It turns out that corporations also... [read more]

Another nutty rant by another Texas goober

Friday, October 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In Texas, not all goobers are produced by peanut farmers. A bumper crop of some of our nuttiest goobers come out of far-right-wing political soil.

Check out this blue-ribbon specimen: Todd... [read more]

Finding the money to fund higher education for all

Thursday, October 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions-of-dollars each year?

Answer: Of course.... [read more]

Wall Street sodbusters reap farm profits

Wednesday, October 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm – but e-i-e-i-o – look who's got his farm now!

It's groups like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These... [read more]

Don’t shut the post office, expand their services

Tuesday, September 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What's the matter with the post office?

The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this enormously popular public institution. Yes, I know that USPS has lost... [read more]

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