Recent Commentaries

THE FED'S FANTASTIC COMIX

Monday, September 30, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You'll be so glad to learn that the Federal Reserve Bank -- a government institution totally controlled by private bankers -- wants you to know what it is doing, so it has published (are you... [read more]

FREE ENTERPRISE: FLOOR ADS

Friday, September 27, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another journey [Far-out space music] . . . into the Far, Far, FAR-OUT Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today's voyage on Spaceship Hightower takes us into the boundless world of:... [read more]

THE JOB-TRAINING RIP-OFF

Thursday, September 26, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sometimes it's just [r-i-i-i-i-i-p] Rip & Read, right out of the news.

Here's a little local story in the Austin, Texas, paper that tells a big national story, because what's happening... [read more]

BOB DOLE'S TAX-CUT LIES

Wednesday, September 25, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Two things not long for this world are dogs that chase cars . . . and politicians who lie to the people.

Enter Bob Dole, Republican presidential nominee, chasing voters with... [read more]

ART MODELL: GOOBERHEAD

Tuesday, September 24, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At last . . . [Beanie-cap Breakdown] time for Hightower Radio's "Gooberhead-of-the-Week" Award, presented to public figures whose mouths work overtime, even when their minds are on vacation.

Today's awardee: ... [read more]

THE TERROR OF CLINTON'S ANTI-TERRORISM PLAN

Monday, September 23, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I fly. A lot. I recently passed the million-mile mark on American Airlines, and I also fly a bunch on Delta, Northwest and others -- so I am as concerned about air safety... [read more]

MAKING POLITICS PAY

Friday, September 20, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Now let's play [Quiz show riff]: "What's My Connection" . . . an exciting new quiz show that links campaign cash . . . to companies that then cash-in on the government! Sound... [read more]

SKINFLINT BILLIONAIRES

Thursday, September 19, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A wag once said, "Money doesn't buy happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars."

Happiness aside, being a millionaire or even a... [read more]

DOUBLESPEAK: FOOD-QUALITY PROTECTION ACT

Wednesday, September 18, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The political season is always a prime opportunity to hear new examples of doublespeak -- the use of language to make lies seem truthful.

A splendid sample of this is a... [read more]

AFTER THE PARTY IS OVER

Tuesday, September 17, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Twenty-six million dollars.

That's how much major corporations spent last month to sponsor, host and otherwise BUY the political conventions of the two big parties. While the TV cameras kept... [read more]

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