The secret corporate congress inside the US Congress

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/17/15 Bookmark and Share

My dictionary defines a "staff" as a walking stick, used either for balance – or as a weapon.

So how are today's congressional staffs used? At one time, they were behind-the-scenes... [read more]

Corporate weasels trying to escape paying for workers injuries

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 4/16/15 Bookmark and Share

When you come across a corporate lobbying group claiming to be pushing "Responsible Alternatives to Such-and-Such," you can rightly assume that it's really pushing something totally irresponsible, as well as malicious, self-serving, and even disgusting.

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The fountain-pen economy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 4/15/15 Bookmark and Share

Even the word "greed" is not negative enough to characterize the all-out assault on workers by today's corporate elite.

From offshoring jobs to busting unions, from slashing wages to looting pensions,... [read more]

Scurrilous corporate thieves are stealing workers' comp

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/14/15 Bookmark and Share

They say there's honor among thieves, but I say: That depends on the thieves.

Your common street thief, yes – but not those princely CEOs of corporate larceny. The elites... [read more]

Oil refinery workers on strike over explosive issue

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 4/13/15 Bookmark and Share

It doesn't take highly-advanced knowledge and skills to work at one of these quick-fix automobile maintenance chains that specialize in routine jobs like muffler replacement or oil changes. But handling maintenance at a huge petro-chemical... [read more]

Help oust the Koch's junk science from our public science museums

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 4/10/15 Bookmark and Share

We've all seen those touchie-feelie TV ads with baby deer, butterflies, and sylvan streams – claiming that Amalgamated Contamination Inc. is nature's best friend. There's a word for such hokum: Greenwashing.

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