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Thursday, August 4,2011

Breaking corporate control of politics

By Jim Hightower
Imagine if a couple of national leaders dared to stand up to the corporate powers that have taken control of government. Imagine if one of them came right out and said, 'I [am] fed up of living in a country ruled by lies, cynicism and greed.'
Thursday, July 28,2011

Shoving America back to the Great Recession

By Jim Hightower
The core economic problem we’re facing today is that both unemployment and underemployment are rampant, stifling any hope for real recovery and threatening the very survival of our essential middle class.
Thursday, July 21,2011

The good ship Goldman sets sail for Singapore

By Jim Hightower
Goldman keeps striving to give greed a bad name. It was a major player in designing the taxpayer bailout of Wall Street, getting $10 billion for itself and untold billions more in backdoor subsidies from the Federal Reserve.
Thursday, July 14,2011

Massey Energy's man-made hellhole

By Jim Hightower
A new investigative report by federal safety inspectors found that this mine owned by the enormously profitable Massey Energy Corporation was literally a man-made hellhole.
Thursday, July 7,2011

No more Americans should die for Karzai

By Jim Hightower
"A moment of happiness for Afghanistan,' exulted the incurably corrupt, inept, weak and pompous Afghan president. Our leaders put this ingrate in power, and the lives of our soldiers and billions of our tax dollars have been spent to prop up his sorry excuse for a government - yet he's the one saying 'good riddance.'"
Thursday, June 30,2011

Billionaires hiding behind the hedge

By Jim Hightower
Most of us would consider an annual income of $2.4 million to be a windfall, but it didn't take Paulson a full 12 months of work to pocket his windfall - or one month, a week, or even a day. That's how much he made an hour.
Thursday, June 23,2011

A little less corporate political corruption

By Jim Hightower
The president is thinking about issuing an executive order that would mitigate some of the damage done to our democracy by the Supreme Court's dastardly Citizens United edict, which unleashes unlimited amounts of secret corporate cash to pervert America's elections.
Thursday, June 16,2011

Big Coal buys access to 4th graders

By Jim Hightower
But what if the stalker is the coal industry, dressed in an academic outfit in a gambit to brainwash fourth-grade school kids? Unbeknownst to most Americans, grade-schoolers are being targeted by the American Coal Foundation with a propaganda package stealthily titled, The United States Of Energy.
Thursday, June 9,2011

Alec's legislative bawdy house

By Jim Hightower
Do you know Alec? You probably do, even though you never heard of it. Yes, 'it.' Not a person, ALEC is the acronym for a secretive, corporate-funded, state policy front group: American Legislative Exchange Council.
Thursday, June 2,2011

Offshore corporate havens come onshore

By Jim Hightower
From Enron to Wall Street, a big cause of America's major financial collapses in the past decade has been simple deceit. Finaglers used secret offshore accounts and dummy subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere to avoid regulatory scrutiny and to make investors think the businesses were sounder than they really were.