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Thursday, April 11,2013

Corporate chiefs say America is unattractive

By Jim Hightower
I like the word “lift.” It implies upward progress and a can-do communal spirit: Yes, letīs all put our backs into it, and lift this load. Itīs so American!
Thursday, April 4,2013

Texas natives tussle with foreign invaders

By Jim Hightower
Turf wars can be the silliest of all scuffles, and no place does silly with more zeal than Texas.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Fracking the First Amendment

By Jim Hightower
It’s one thing for Big Oil frackers to bust into our Earth, our communities and our economic well-being — but the fracking fad is also busting the free speech rights of locals who dare to speak out against it.
Thursday, March 21,2013

Corporate America toys with desperate job applicants

By Jim Hightower
Great news, people. As a recent headline puts it: “Household wealth back at pre-recession levels.” Oh joy — we’re all rich again! Or not.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Can sanity finally conquer reefer madness?

By Jim Hightower
America’s founders were strong promoters of this extraordinarily useful agricultural crop, and both Jefferson and Washington grew it. The first draft of our Constitution was written on hemp paper, and as late as World War II, the government urgently pushed farmers to grow the crop as part of a “Hemp for Victory” program.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Wall Street gets giddy over the urge to merge

By Jim Hightower
Uh-oh. You always have to worry when you hear that there’s a new “air of giddiness on Wall Street.”
Thursday, February 28,2013

The bad seed strikes again

By Jim Hightower
This biotech behemoth has a monopolistic grip on the creation and sale of Frankenseeds — the seeds of corn, cotton, soybeans and other crops that have had genetically modified organisms spliced into their natural DNA structure by corporate lab-techs.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Just say No-No to nanos

By Jim Hightower
Nanomaterials, that is — manufactured or natural substances that are broken down in high-tech facilities to be teensie-tiny, molecule-sized particles.
Thursday, February 14,2013

Monsanto vs. Mother Nature: Guess who's winning?

By Jim Hightower
Monsanto, the biotech profiteer, keeps rediscovering this reality, but never seems to learn from it. For more than a decade, it has aggressively pushed its genetically altered corn and soybean seeds on American farmers.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Outlawing exposes of factory farm horrors

By Jim Hightower
The problem is that the meat, eggs and dairy that are marketed to us as “wholesome” foodstuffs by such giants as Tyson, Smithfield and Borden are actually produced in mammoth, mega-messy, monstrous factory farms. Known by the baleful industrial acronym CAFO, these Confined Animal Feeding Operations amount to animal concentration camps.