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America's good food movement

Friday, November 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What better day than Thanksgiving to celebrate our country’s food rebels!
I’m talking about the growing movement of small farmers, food artisans, local retailers, co-ops, community organizers, restaurateurs, environmentalists, consumers, and others – perhaps including... [read more]

Where did Thanksgiving come from?

Thursday, November 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Thanksgiving – let’s eat! America's most food-focused holiday traces its roots back to the abundant feast that Pilgrims and Indians enjoyed together in the fall of 1621.

Only half of... [read more]

Watering America’s food factories

Wednesday, November 25, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Water scarcity is getting scary, and banning long showers is not even a drop in the solution bucket.

The biggest water sponge by far is food production, and agri-giants continue... [read more]

How desperate is Obama to pass his TPP scam?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Whenever a President gets a bipartisan cluster of political establishmentarians to stand with him at a press conference in a show of force behind a particular piece of legislation – be wary. And if the... [read more]

What honeybees, humans, and art have in common

Monday, November 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Question of the day: How many honeybees are in a bee hive? Answer: 50,000 – but who's counting?

Matt Willey, for one. A highly-regarded mural artist, he's been commissioned during the... [read more]

Black Friday is spoiling Thanksgiving

Friday, November 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Here comes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas! It's a month-long season of friends, family, and spiritual reflection.

Good lord, shout the corporate bosses, are you nuts? Do you think America is some... [read more]

How hedge fund billionaires literally "check" the people's will

Thursday, November 19, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Donnie Trump is for it, Barack Obama is too, as are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.

"It" is the idea of finally ending a ridiculous tax loophole that was written... [read more]

Why not televise the widening wealth gap?

Wednesday, November 18, 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]

Hijacking High Speed Rail hurts Americas future

Tuesday, November 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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People like trains. Whether taking a long trip or making the daily commute, riding the rails, without the hassles of airports and the tensions of driving, can be the most sensible and pleasurable way to... [read more]

Obama says "We are writing the rules." Who's "we"?

Monday, November 16, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, Americans don't need enemies like China when we've got "protectors" like Obama.

In his pitch to get us to swallow that glob of global corporate greed known as the... [read more]

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