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Thursday, October 8,2015

Moneyed elites get richer the old-fashioned way: Stealing

By Jim Hightower
Now, which group do you think pays the lowest rate of income tax? Right... the uber-rich Wall Streeters! Incredibly, Congress — in its inscrutable wisdom — gives preferential tax treatment to the narcissistic money manipulators who do practically nothing for the common good.
Thursday, October 1,2015

Why you should know who Carly Fiorina really is

By Jim Hightower
In 1992, Ross Perot chose a complete unknown to be his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking a question: “Who am I? Why am I here?” The same should be asked about Carly Fiorina, the Republican presidential contender who has surged in recent polls of GOP primary voters.
Thursday, September 24,2015

Driving America’s yellow school bus to educational hell

By Jim Hightower
Beset by budget cuts, too many school systems are accommodating the slashers by shifting the cost of educating America’s future from the general society to the parents of students who’re presently enrolled. Want to play a sport, take a class trip to a museum or participate in a debate tournament? Pay a fee.
Thursday, September 17,2015

It’s time to free students from higher-ed debt

By Jim Hightower
In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas, a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens.
Thursday, September 10,2015

Scott Walker’s incredible foreign policy

By Jim Hightower
It’s time now for the latest chapter in the thrilling global adventures of: “Scott Walker, Commando!” Walker, the right-wing Wisconsin governor who’s backed by the mighty money muscle of the Koch brothers, is known chiefly for advancing the...
Thursday, September 3,2015

Scott Walker cuts higher-ed budget

By Jim Hightower
The Wisconsin governor says he should be America’s president because he’s a proven budget whacker who, by gollies, has dressed down teachers, slashed funding for higher education, busted unions and gone after welfare recipients.
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.