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Thursday, August 27,2015

How to lift up America’s middle class

By Jim Hightower
“We business leaders know what to do,” he wrote, “but do we have the will to do it?” Apparently, no. But he says he knows just the thing that’ll jar the CEOs into action: Corporate wagehike subsidies.
Thursday, August 20,2015

ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our sovereignty

By Jim Hightower
The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They’re also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of us Americans who oppose the establishment’s latest free trade scam.
Thursday, August 13,2015

Big political donors buying elections... and public policies

By Jim Hightower
He heads an obscure, corporate-funded group pushing to wipe out the few remaining limits on the special interests that put extremely big bucks into political campaigns. It’s only fair to turn the fat-cat donors loose, he explains, because an unlimited infusion of cash (from, say, the.
Thursday, August 6,2015

Banksters: A story of crime and punishment

By Jim Hightower
Four massive financial conglomerates — JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland — have been caught in a criminal conspiracy to rig the global currency market. Bank regulators have now slapped them with an equally massive fine, totaling $5.
Thursday, July 30,2015

Proud “Partners” corporatize our parks

By Jim Hightower
First in line was Coca-Cola. In 2010, the multibillion-dollar colossus became a “Proud Partner” with NPS by making a mere $2.5 million taxdeductible donation. In return, Coke got exclusive rights to use park logos in its ads — and it also was allowed to veto an NPS plan to ban sales of bottled water in the Grand Canyon park.
Thursday, July 23,2015

Why a New Jersey puffer fish should not be president

By Jim Hightower
The Romneyites determined that the prima donna Christie was wholly unqualified to be vice president, but the rejection didn’t deflate Chris’ puffed-up self-esteem one dot.
Thursday, July 16,2015

A non-corporate, non-fat cat presidential campaign

By Jim Hightower
Republican politicos say that taking unlimited sums of campaign cash from corporations and billionaires is the American way, claiming that money is “free” speech. Democrats disagree, but say they can’t unilaterally disarm, so they join the ever-escalating arms race for fat cat money.
Thursday, July 9,2015

Mighty Monsanto meets its match in musician

By Jim Hightower
The Canadian rocker and master storyteller, Neil Young, says: “Music is a universal language.” Yes, and when created by a people’s champion like him, music can bring down the high and mighty, just as Joshua’s trumpeters brought down the walls of Jericho.
Thursday, July 2,2015

U.S. General salutes a military “hero”

By Jim Hightower
But no, Dempsey’s choice is even more twisted: King Abdullah Bin Abdul- Aziz of Saudi Arabia. Abdullah, who headed the royal Saud family and became the ruling Saudi monarch in 2005, died in January at age 90. Having served as U.S.
Thursday, June 25,2015

Trump tries to put his brand on GOP

By Jim Hightower
He announced his candidacy from, where else?, Trump Tower, the luxury skyscraper on toney Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The celebrity billionaire who has splashed the Trump brand on casinos, hotels, resorts, condos, neckties, and even steaks, now wants to put it on the Republican Party.