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The pastoral Pope

Friday, February 27, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses – such as this: "Old McPope had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ And on that farm he had a cow… a donkey… chickens… ostriches… rabbits… /E-I-E-I-O!"

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Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

Thursday, February 26, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not.

After all, if the outfit was actually doing it,... [read more]

Corporate crime supported by a whirligig of legal favoritism

Wednesday, February 25, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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This is odd: America's laws to deter corporate crime actually force victims to help subsidize the criminals.

Follow the bouncing ball here: First, a court orders a corporation to pay... [read more]

The House of health-care nincompoops

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The GOP led House of Representatives has proudly achieved a historic legislative record.

A record in futility, that is. Also in absurdiosity. In February, for the 56th time, they focused... [read more]

Turning human misery into corporate profits

Monday, February 23, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]

Meet a genuine philanthropist

Friday, February 20, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]

Reclaim Chicago challenges "Mayor 1-Percent"

Thursday, February 19, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The people of Chicago are presently grappling with a big question that nearly every urban place faces: Can anyone really govern such a sprawling, brawling city?

Reclaim Chicago – an... [read more]

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.

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An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Tuesday, February 17, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]

The KBParty of plutocratic rule

Monday, February 16, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Shouldn't America have at least one major party that isn't beholden to the corporate elite?

Well look here – just such a party has popped up, raring to roar into... [read more]

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