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In death Margaret Mary Vojtko reaches out to the Pope

Wednesday, March 26, 2014   |   Posted by Melody Byrd
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If one obscure college professor dies, does it make any difference?

If you're Margaret Mary Vojtko, yes. In life, she was just another adjunct teacher at Duquesne University being grossly underpaid... [read more]

Sniffing the ethical rot in Wall Street's culture

Tuesday, March 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: Defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly-much more.

At last, though, some of... [read more]

The symbolism of one adjunct professor's death

Monday, March 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Margaret Mary Vojtko's died last summer at age 83 – and her death has turned her name into an emotional rallying cry for adjunct college teachers who're seeking justice from their schools.

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A new player for Ohio State University football games

Friday, March 21, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the ever-escalating competition to be the Number One bigtime college football program in the nation, Ohio State University bulked up last fall with a monster recruit named Maxx.

Actually, it's... [read more]

Millionaire lawmakers can rise above their financial handicap

Thursday, March 20, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Mark Twain spoke for me when he said: "I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position."

One danger that such wealth brings is that... [read more]

The spreading plague of antibacterial products

Wednesday, March 19, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban?

Chances are you have, but don't know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which... [read more]

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

Tuesday, March 18, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Tenacity can be a virtue. But the persistent push by giant food conglomerates to deceive us consumers has turned their tenacity into raw mendacity.

Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of... [read more]

The millionaires' Congress vs. the people

Monday, March 17, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The rich truly are different from you and me – they tend to become congress critters.

You don't find many plumbers, mine workers, dirt farmers, Walmart associates, beauty parlor operators,... [read more]

Let's Re-fund America

Friday, March 14, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As we know, the barons of Wall Street have not hesitated to raid our public treasury and haul off trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts and special tax breaks to subsidize their "free market"... [read more]

The flim flam of The Employment Policy Institute

Thursday, March 13, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Mothers everywhere warn children not to put any food in their mouths unless they know where it came from. The same should apply to putting information in our heads.

For... [read more]

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