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Thursday, December 20,2012

The selling of the Obama inauguration

By Jim Hightower
President Obama, reversing his own honorable precedent for his first inaugural, has chosen this time to have corporations pay for his big hoo-rah.
Thursday, December 13,2012

General Armey fades away

By Jim Hightower
Dick’s always been stormy. In 2002, he had an unpleasant split with his fellow legislative hucksters, Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay, so he spun through Congress’ revolving door right into the K-Street lobbying hustle.
Thursday, December 6,2012

The secessionist tempest in Texas

By Jim Hightower
Once again, there’s a tempest brewing in the national tea pot. We’re talking secession! Well, some of us are.
Thursday, November 29,2012

A new face of political goofiness

By Jim Hightower
At last, our embarrassment is over! We Texans have long endured the shame of having our goober of a governor, Rick Perry, declaimed as the goofiest public official in the land. But now, we can point to another state’s embarrassment, for a newly elected senator has ascended atop America’s pedestal of political goofiness.
Wednesday, November 21,2012

Bosses gone berserk

By Jim Hightower
The sky is falling! The end times are upon us! It’s all over for America! And it’s all because of you — you, the execrable voters.
Thursday, November 15,2012

The dirty little secret of private equity profits

By Jim Hightower
But here’s a revelation that really ruffles their feathers: They appear to have been gathering their riches not with bold competition, but with old-fashioned collusion.
Thursday, November 8,2012

Why the chicken crossed the road

By Jim Hightower
Thanks to the industrializers of American agriculture, we finally know why the chicken crossed the road: To run away from the factory farm!
Thursday, November 1,2012

The free-enterprise mirage of Sheldon Adelson

By Jim Hightower
For a reality check on the moral superiority of the rich, however, take a peek at who’s now trying to do some of the most egregious mooching ever from the economically devastated people of Spain.
Thursday, October 25,2012

The curious shyness of ‚€˜Wall Street Journal‚€™ op-ed writers

By Jim Hightower
As I trekked to my gate at the Orange County Airport in California not long ago, I stopped briefly at a newsstand to pick up a copy of The New York Times.
Thursday, October 18,2012

A meek media

Quote approval process destroys credibility

By Jim Hightower
The latest decline in hard-nosed, investigative reporting is something called “quote approval.” It began with PR flacks for public officials and political candidates demanding that reporters agree — as a price of being granted an interview — to submit any quotes they intend to use from the interview to the interviewee’s staff for approval.