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Thursday, October 17,2013

A Congress of comics: Laugh 'til it hurts

By Jim Hightower
And now, Dr. Hightower offers this advice for improving your mental health: Don’t fume about the GOP’s lunatic effort to kill health care reform — just laugh at their farcical show.
Thursday, October 10,2013

The agonizingly slow pace of a fast food giant

By Jim Hightower
The appeal of fast food chains has not been their food (mostly fat, salty, sugary, empty-calorie blah), but their speed.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Tilling our public treasury

By Jim Hightower
Some aspects of American agriculture are quite odd. For example, to meet a farmer these days, there’s no need for you to venture out to the hinterland — because thousands of them actually are city slickers.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Roast, grill, and fry this chicken — then toss it out

By Jim Hightower
An old country saying notes: “You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken manure.” However, President Obama’s department of agriculture intends for us to give it a try.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Snuggling with an oil pipeline

By Jim Hightower
Both the old and new media agree on this: If you need a story that’s guaranteed to be popular — go with animals. Kute kittens, for example, or the P-group of puppies, porpoises, penguins and polar bears.
Thursday, September 12,2013

The 'Climate Name Change' campaign

By Jim Hightower
Environmental groups tend to be a bit grim-faced, since they’re constantly confronting industrial uglies that range somewhere between awful and apocalyptic. So it’s a treat when one of them turns impishly playful, as a group of climate change activists called 350 Action recently did.
Thursday, September 5,2013

USA: low wage nation or good jobs nation?

By Jim Hightower
However, that hasn’t worked out to be a positive for his legacy, since Reagan’s edifice now stands as a model of private profiteering on the backs of workers. In effect, corporate contractors are using privatization and our tax dollars to transform America into a low-wage nation of gross inequality.
Thursday, August 29,2013

Let's check the socks market

By Jim Hightower
America’s economic recovery can be measured not only in the performance of stocks — but also of socks.
Thursday, August 22,2013

To understand the news, connect the headlines!

By Jim Hightower
Headlines for economic news stories tend to conflict and confuse. So let’s play [game show theme]: “Connect-The- Headlines!”
Thursday, August 15,2013

Monsanto’s Wizard-of-Oz website

By Jim Hightower
Excellent news, consumers: Biotech giants that’ve been secretly inserting genetically engineered organisms into thousands of food products you buy have just announced that they’re coming clean!