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THE CHINA FRONT

Wednesday, May 7, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Wild rice is not. Not rice, that is. It's a kind of oat.

Neither is the US-China Educational Foundation about education. It's about propaganda and lobbying. Indeed,... [read more]

U.S. IN ARMS RACE WITH ITSELF

Tuesday, May 6, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Oh, good, there's a new toy on the market.

This is not the latest "Tickle Me Elmo," but a war toy, and you're just going to be tickled pink to hear... [read more]

CEO GOLD RUSH

Monday, May 5, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As prospectors in the Wild West used to exclaim: "Thar's Gold in them thar hills!"

Today, though, the "hills of gold" are not out west, they're up in the skyscrapers... [read more]

HAPPINESS RELATED TO MONEY

Friday, May 2, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Breaking news! Stop the presses! Bulletin . . . Bulletin!

A new survey has just been done by the Center for Health Statistics to determine which category of Americans... [read more]

CORPORATE CRIME: LIBBEY-OWENS-FORD

Thursday, May 1, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another edition of Hightower Radio's [Dragnet theme] "Corporate Crime Report."

Today's perpetrator: Libbey-Owens-Ford Company, the billion-dollar-a-year glass-making giant based in Toledo, Ohio.

Just... [read more]

CLINTON GOES BANANAS

Wednesday, April 30, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let me say one word to you: Bananas.

Washington has gone bananas, literally, and it provides a slick example of how campaign contributions affect government policy.

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NIKE "SUN DRIES" ASIAN WORKERS

Tuesday, April 29, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Nike advises us in its shoe ads to "Just Do It."

Well, a stunning new report reveals that Nike definately practices what it preaches -- the company "does it" big-time to... [read more]

THE PENTAGON'S TAX BITE

Monday, April 28, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Well, I paid my taxes. The IRS said I owed them $1,800 . . . so I sent them a toilet seat and a hammer.

It's not talked about much... [read more]

THE HI-TECH RUSH

Friday, April 25, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I admit to being in the slow lane on the Information Superhighway, but it seems to me that some computer techies are in too big of a rush these days.

Take... [read more]

SENATE WASTES MONEY ON ITSELF

Thursday, April 24, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Isn't it great to know that the U.S. Senate is in the safe hands of Trent Lott, Phil Gramm and all those other Republican deficit hawks?

They're willing to whack Medicare,... [read more]

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