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Just "doing the best we can"… can make a difference

Friday, October 9, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Toward the end of his life, the civil rights champion and Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, was asked how he wanted to be remembered. "He did the best he could with what he had," Marshall... [read more]

Proud "Partners" corporatize our parks

Thursday, October 8, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America's so-called "leaders" are aggressively commercializing our parks, converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow.

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Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

Wednesday, October 7, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"

But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]

A boy's invention exposes Islamophobes

Tuesday, October 6, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Good grief. Just when you think that self-delusional, right-wing extremists can't get any more delusional – they're now going after Ahmed Mohamed.

He's the 14-year-old, all American boy from Irving, Texas,... [read more]

Who will oversee Volkswagen's overseers?

Monday, October 5, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here's one worth a thousand times that.

It's a shot of three Volkswagen board members, gathered for a press conference to announce the resignation... [read more]

Grassroots Democracy-Building in Iowa

Friday, October 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Democracy is never given to us, but has to be won through constant struggle against elites who keep scheming to siphon ever-more of society's money and power from the many into their own hands. A... [read more]

Why you should know who Carly Fiorina really is

Thursday, October 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In 1992, Ross Perot chose a complete unknown to he his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking a question: "Who am I? Why am I here?"

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

Wednesday, September 30, 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 I'm going to Des Moines on October 2

Tuesday, September 29, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The great rocker, writer, and activist Patti Smith has a song that brings all three of her talents into a single refrain: "People have the power/ To dream/ To rule/ To wrestle the world from... [read more]

A flagrant liar for president?

Monday, September 28, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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We've got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina!

Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey – just ask Rick Perry and Scott Walker, two former... [read more]

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