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The pain of inequality among yacht buyers

Friday, December 12, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the spirit of holiday harmony and good will toward all, I say it's time for you working stiffs (and even those of you who've been badly stiffed and can't find work) to extend your... [read more]

The endless farce of the GOPs Benghazi joyride

Thursday, December 11, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It got messy in a hurry when a bunch of cocksure right-wing joyriders began screeching recklessly around a dicey political curve, only to find an 18-wheeler of contrary facts headed right at them.

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The explosive greed of Americas 0.01-percenters

Wednesday, December 10, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In this season of mass commercialism, let's pause to consider the plight of simple millionaires.

Astonishingly, they're being abandoned by retailers that are now catering to the most lux of the... [read more]

Chris Christie's pig problem

Tuesday, December 9, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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As the weather turns colder in this month of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and the Winter Solstice, our hearts grow warmer and our thoughts turn to kindness and good will toward all. Unless, of course, you're... [read more]

The Benghazi investigation – a zombie that won't die

Monday, December 8, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Like a dog chewing a bone down to nothing, congressional right-wingers have been gnawing on the so-called "scandal" of Benghazi for more than two years, growling that there's a dark conspiracy inside it involving Hillary... [read more]

Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

Friday, December 5, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you – or anyone – really need a book of rules and a three-hour briefing on ethics in order to do your job ethically?

If you're a congress critter,... [read more]

Mitch's minimum-wage glitch

Thursday, December 4, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. "It was," Mitch confided, grim-faced, "the worst day of my political life."

Was it the... [read more]

GOP doubles down on fear & loathing of Latino immigrants

Wednesday, December 3, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Gosh, has it been two whole years since Republican leaders vowed to reach out to Latino voters with "a more welcoming, inclusive message" and "positive solutions on immigration"?

Well, time... [read more]

Militarists mire America deeper in Afghan war

Tuesday, December 2, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Only a few months ago President Obama announced the good news that our combat role in Afghanistan – the longest war in American history – would finally end by January 1.

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Avoid Amazon's "Cyber Monday," and buy local

Monday, December 1, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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It's "Cyber Monday" – get out there and buy stuff!

But you don't actually have to go anywhere, for this gimmicky shop-shop-shop day lures us to consume without leaving home, or... [read more]

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