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Thursday, January 12,2012

A people’s victory in Montana

By Jim Hightower
Let’s hear it for American Tradition Partnership! It’s an organization that stands up for the politically dispossessed in our land. It goes to the highest courts to assert the fundamental rights of a minority that’s been denied its full voice in America’s political and governmental power circles. Yes, American Tradition Partnership is a tenacious advocate for (cue the patriotic music): corporations.
Thursday, January 5,2012

Organize for 2012

By Jim Hightower
Let me just mention a few of the bigger bumps: non-stop Congressional gridlock, Donnie Trump, the working class depression, Obama’s serial surrenders to raw Republican partisanship, Newt Gingrich, the re-emergence of Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko arrogance, right-wing governors gone wild, Rick.
Thursday, December 29,2011

The disuniting of America

By Jim Hightower
Today, that insidious love (taking the form of greed and excess) is celebrated in our country and has even exalted into official public policy, marring our economy with inequality and injustice. The reigning ethos of our nation’s upper crust is that too much is not enough. They’re not merely out to make loads of the money they love, but to make a killing, everyone else be damned.
Thursday, December 22,2011

PR soap can’t scrub off banker greed

By Jim Hightower
Greenwashing” is the use of shameless PR campaigns by notorious polluters to portray their corporations as benign Bambi-loving protectors of nature. But now comes “Greedwashing.”
Thursday, December 15,2011

A tiny bug spreads happiness

By Jim Hightower
Great news, people: a hot spot of nine-spotted ladybugs has been spotted in Amagansett, N.Y.! This uplifting story is a rich organic mixture of state pride, nature’s resilience, America’s scientific pluck, teamwork, serendipity and bug love. In today’s hard times, we need this.
Thursday, December 8,2011

Rewarding hubris, stupidity, hypocrisy and cynicism

By Jim Hightower
Double-dippin’ Joe is back in the news. Double-dip is not some soda jerk working in an ice cream shop, but that’s not too far off. He’s a state legislator working in Texas to jerk taxpayers around for his own financial gain.
Thursday, December 1,2011

‘We the People,’ not ‘We the Corporations’

By Jim Hightower
they’re spending on campaigns. Now there’s a bold stand for democracy: “Give us campaign finance reporting regulations or give us death!” Come on, we’re bigger than that. Here are just a few actions for real change that you can take, teaming up with others right where you live:.
Wednesday, November 23,2011

America’s good food movement

By Jim Hightower
What better day than Thanksgiving to celebrate our country’s food rebels! 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 17,2011

War on the Mexican border!

By Jim Hightower
Grim-faced military officers and ashen-faced politicians describe a horrific “war zone,” with “hundreds of people murdered” and “citizens under attack around the clock.” Some of the politicos say that the situation is so dire that it “may require our military.”
Wednesday, November 9,2011

The disuniting of America

By Jim Hightower
New numbers from the Congressional Budget Office confirm that as the moneyed elites have been making their killing, wealth disparity has become extreme in a country that once prided itself on trying to build a more egalitarian society. Analyzing 30 years of income data, the non-partisan CBO reports that the richest 1 percent of our population has enjoyed a stunning 275 percent increase in their income during that time.
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