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In Oklahoma, "conservative" means serving corporate power

Wednesday, June 18, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Oklahomans have been socked with a surprise from their own, supposedly "conservative" state officials.

It seems that thousands of Sooners have been putting solar panels on their homes to save... [read more]

Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

Tuesday, June 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Excellent news, people. Let me put it to you as a number: 8.7 million.

That's how many new jobs the American economy has generated since the "Great Recession" officially ended in... [read more]

The NRA ducks a shot of common sense

Monday, June 16, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Whoa, that was close! The National Rifle Association came dangerously close to shooting itself in the foot recently with a common sense editorial it posted online.

The group of rootin'-tootin', bullet-spittin',... [read more]

A chicken coop as a monument to greed

Friday, June 13, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If you're an upper-class, über-rich Brit, the price of being blessed with such wealth and social standing is that you're expected to be at least slightly amusing to the general public, offering some combination of... [read more]

Low-wage corporate exploiters dressed as mom & pop

Thursday, June 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When corporate lobbyists and the congress critters they control attack efforts to raise the minimum wage to at least a bare level of human decency, they always try to cast the issue as an intolerable... [read more]

Is it smart to connect smart phones to smart homes?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In my unstinting effort to keep you up-to-the-moment in the digital world of "what's happening next?", allow me to introduce you to two terms you might not have encountered in your own busy world.

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When no news is bad news

Tuesday, June 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If a tree falls in the woods and NBC, ABC, and CBS aren't there to cover the crash, does it make a sound?

Not necessarily. For example, consider some very big... [read more]

A bold shift in America's minimum wage debate

Monday, June 9, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At last, our political leaders in Washington are taking action for low-wage workers and the middle class, striking a bold blow for America's historic value of economic fairness.

Gosh, I hope... [read more]

Caterpillar crawls into offshore tax haven to hide profits

Friday, June 6, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The dictionary defines a caterpillar as a "wormlike larva" and a "crawler." Also, that "pillar" part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to "pillage, abuse, mistreat."

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Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

Thursday, June 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: "Thief!"

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