HOPE FOR APPALACHIAN RENEWAL

Thursday, April 2, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Springtime in Appalachia is always a time of sublime beauty, for the ancient mountains and forests come alive with flowers, bird songs, and the eternal sense of renewal. This year, though, is extra special, because... [read more]

THE MILKMAN DELIVERS

Friday, March 20, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The most amazing thing to me about Robert Holding, a milkman in Lancashire, England, is not that he was delivering little packets of marijuana to a few of his elderly customers along his milk route... [read more]

MICROCHIPPING AMERICA WITH A NATIONAL ID CARD

Tuesday, March 17, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Should the government require us to carry a national ID card embedded with what amounts to a bar code containing everything from our Social Security numbers to our commercial transactions? Should the personal data on... [read more]

LET'S RETRAIN WALL STREET INVESTMENT BANKERS

Wednesday, March 4, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The classic Depression song, "Brother, can you spare a dime?," would now be more like "Brother, can you spare a sawbuck?" Whether 10 cents or 10 dollars, though, hard-hit folks all across our land are... [read more]

REACTIVATING THE CCC FOR NATIONAL RECOVERY

Tuesday, February 24, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The report cards have come out, and I’m afraid we’re just not making the grade.

I'm talking about the “Infrastructure Report Card,” issued every four years by the American Society of... [read more]

CONGRESS’ HOKEY SACRIFICE

Tuesday, February 17, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Even on Capitol Hill, there’s sometimes an outbreak of what looks to be good government and common sense. One such eruption came on February 10th in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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“HORSE AND SPARROW” ECONOMICS

Wednesday, February 11, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another Gooberhead Award – presented periodically to those in the news who’ve got their mouths running 100 miles per hour… but forgot to put their brains in gear.

Today’s... [read more]

IS GEITHNER REALLY THE BEST THERE IS?

Monday, February 2, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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How ironic that the U.S. Senate confirmed Timothy Geithner to be our new treasury secretary only a week after President Obama, in his inaugural address, called on the American people to embrace a new era... [read more]

GRUMPY BUSHITES

Monday, January 26, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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After the inauguration of the new president, Dick Cheney was grumpy. OK, he’s always grumpy, but this was grumpier than usual.

What irked Dick was that his buddy Bush had... [read more]

OBAMA MUST BE EVEN BOLDER THAN FDR

Wednesday, January 21, 2009   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When Franklin Roosevelt was accused of being a traitor to his own privileged class, he jauntily replied: “I welcome their hatred.”

He would feel right at home today, then, for FDR-haters... [read more]

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