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Thursday, May 9,2013

Ag biz gags on its own gag law

By Jim Hightower
Welcome to the Brave New World of “ag-gag” laws being pushed by agribusiness corporations to stop reporters, workers, animal rights advocates and even curious 25-year-old truth-seekers like Ms. Meyer from recording abuses that are routinely taking place on farm-animal confinement factories.
Thursday, May 2,2013

Corporate Johns and turning legislative tricks

By Jim Hightower
First, some background. A decade earlier, WCS parlayed political donations to Gov. Rick Perry into a special deal to build a low-level nuclear waste dump in a West Texas county, right up against the New Mexico border.
Thursday, April 25,2013

Gagging on ag-gag laws

By Jim Hightower
Factory farms are not farms at all. They are corporate-run concentration camps for pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys and other food animals.
Thursday, April 18,2013

Saving our ravaged planet — and ourselves

By Jim Hightower
Earth Day cometh — the 43rd year of this national focus on our globe. Should we weep? Or cheer? Both.
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.”