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Thursday, March 6,2014

Congressional critters get cozy with lobbyists

By Jim Hightower
A corporate lobbyist recently admitted to the New York Times: “Everybody is embarrassed about it. Although not so embarrassed that they don’t do it.”
Thursday, February 27,2014

Making consumer protection into corporate protection

By Jim Hightower
Anything less than mandatory GMO labeling is flagrant consumer fraud.
Thursday, February 20,2014

The super-rich literally live in their own world

By Jim Hightower
The latest trend is not simply to buy a fabulous house overlooking the pink sand beaches of some resort island — but to buy your very own Caribbean island.
Thursday, February 13,2014

What if antibiotics no longer work?

Germs are becoming resistant over time

By Jim Hightower
Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.
Thursday, February 6,2014

Being a bankster means never saying, ‘I’m sorry’

By Jim Hightower
It’s hard not to laugh at Jamie Dimon, the vainglorious, silver-haired boss of the JPMorgan Chase house of banksters.
Thursday, January 23,2014

Moral Monday on the move

By Jim Hightower
Half a century after Rosa Parks, a new movement for justice is following in the footsteps and in the spirit of those earlier civil rights activists.
Thursday, January 16,2014

A new player for Ohio State football games

By Jim Hightower
The new OSU recruit’s full name is MaxxPro — not a football player, but a 19-ton armored fighting vehicle built by a pentagon contractor to withstand “ballistic arms fire, mine fields, IEDs and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical environments.”
Thursday, January 9,2014

The spreading plague of antibacterial products

Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban?

By Jim Hightower
Corporations have slipped them into all sorts of consumer products, pushing them with a blitz of advertising that claim the antibacterial ingredients prevent the spread of infections.
Thursday, January 2,2014

Get a whiff of ‘synthetic biology’

Spoiler alert: it smells like vanilla

By Jim Hightower
Welcome once again to the phantasmagoric world of DNA manipulators, a crude and costly attempt by high-tech alchemists to genetically modify micro-organisms to produce something unnecessary: artificial flavorings and fragrances.
Thursday, December 26,2013

Measuring Congress by the numbers

By Jim Hightower
A few numbers can sum this year up, so let’s review them. For example, 16. That’s the number of days that a gaggle of tea party Republicans shut down our government by throwing an October hissy fit. Oh, add 24 billion to that — $24 billion is the economic loss America suffered from the tea partiers’ shutdown stunt.