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Thursday, January 3,2013

Is nothing sacred to frackers?

By Jim Hightower
In cities and rural areas alike, this unbridled “gas rush” has become a matter of deeply grave concern. Literally.
Thursday, December 27,2012

A fracking surprise in Texas

By Jim Hightower
This brutish technique for extracting natural gas from deep within the Earth, led by such profiteering giants as Exxon Mobil and Halliburton, has rapidly swept across America. Indeed, it has run right over local residents who’ve had their air and water polluted, their families sickened, and their own economic futures imperiled.
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.