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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!
Thursday, August 8,2013

Finding the money to fund higher education for all

By Jim Hightower
Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions of dollars each year?