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Thursday, January 15,2015

Bezos buys a big piece of power

By Jim Hightower
But then it devolved into just another corporate media property, focusing more on cutting newsroom costs than on its watchdog role. Finally, the Post.
Thursday, January 8,2015

Citigroup becomes its own self-serving lawmaker

By Jim Hightower
No bill was filed, no public hearings were held, no debate or even a vote. Just — BAM! — there they were, a thicket of benefits were secretly slapped into the 1,600-page budget bill by… well, by whom? Corporate lobbyists (though they get one of their for-hire congress critters to do the actual dirty deed).
Wednesday, December 31,2014

A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement

By Jim Hightower
The 51 to 44 Senate vote was so close because we were able to expose Butz as... well, as butt-ugly. We brought the abusive power of corporate agribusiness into the public consciousness for the first time. We had won a moral victory, but it turned out to be a curse and a blessing.
Tuesday, December 30,2014

Daddy’s philosophy

By Jim Hightower
The establishment media pays little attention to grassroots generosity, focusing instead on the occasional showy donation by what it calls “philanthropists” — big tycoons who give a little piece of their billions to some university or museum in exchange for getting a building named after them.
Thursday, December 18,2014

A corporate power grab is underway, so where’s the media?

By Jim Hightower
The what? Most people have never heard of the TPP, but everyone who cares about good American jobs, an unpolluted environment, food safety and other fundamentals — especially including our basic right to be a sovereign, self-governing people — should take a.
Thursday, December 11,2014

The explosive greed of America’s 0.01-percenters

By Jim Hightower
Astonishingly, they’re being abandoned by retailers that are now catering to the most lux of the luxury market.
Thursday, December 4,2014

Ethics and congress critters

By Jim Hightower
If you’re a congress critter, apparently so, for that’s what newly-elected members of the new Congress that’ll convene in January have just received.
Monday, December 1,2014

America’s good food movement

By Jim Hightower
I’m talking about the growing movement of small farmers, food artisans, local retailers, co-ops, community organizers, restaurateurs, environmentalists, consumers and others — perhaps including you.
Thursday, November 20,2014

Let workers vote on CEO’s pay

By Jim Hightower
One difference between top executives and worker bees is that those at the top can lower the pay of those down below, while simultaneously raising their own pay. If you wonder what’s causing America’s rapidly-widening income gap, there it is.
Thursday, November 13,2014

Reviving the Bush-Cheney torture policy

By Jim Hightower
There’s a new push — ironically coming from the Obama White House — to revive torture as an acceptable practice by the CIA and others for their interrogation of terrorist suspects.