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"Dr. Evil" turns out to be "Dr. Silly"

Friday, April 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Imagine a political campaign against environmentalists that's so negative, so ridiculously slanted and downright dirty, that it actually repulsed executives of some of America's biggest fracking corporations.

Wow – it's got... [read more]

Hotel giants trying to peddle plastic "authenticity"

Thursday, April 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As everyone who travels a lot soon learns, when you stay in the hotels of the big chains, it's easy to forget where you are, since they're all alike, offering all the charm of Noplace,... [read more]

Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Wednesday, April 22, 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]

Exposing the corporate funders of "Dr. Evil's" attack ads

Tuesday, April 21, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A longtime Washington PR flack for tobacco giants, labor exploiters, frackers, and other corporate profiteers celebrates himself "Dr. Evil" – the scourge of all progressive groups!

But Rick Berman is not... [read more]

Message to TPP elites: Secret government is Un-American

Monday, April 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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So, someone hands you a beer, but instead of it being a recognizable brand, it's in a totally blacked-out can with nothing but the letters "TPP" printed on it.

"You're really... [read more]

The secret corporate congress inside the US Congress

Friday, April 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.

So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]

Corporate weasels trying to escape paying for workers injuries

Thursday, April 16, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When you come across a corporate lobbying group claiming to be pushing "Responsible Alternatives to Such-and-Such," you can rightly assume that it's really pushing something totally irresponsible, as well as malicious, self-serving, and even disgusting.

... [read more]

The fountain-pen economy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Scurrilous corporate thieves are stealing workers' comp

Tuesday, April 14, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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They say there's honor among thieves, but I say: That depends on the thieves.

Your common street thief, yes – but not those princely CEOs of corporate larceny. The elites... [read more]

Oil refinery workers on strike over explosive issue

Monday, April 13, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It doesn't take highly-advanced knowledge and skills to work at one of these quick-fix automobile maintenance chains that specialize in routine jobs like muffler replacement or oil changes. But handling maintenance at a huge petro-chemical... [read more]

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