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Thursday, August 18,2011

A governor eaten up by corporate ideology

By Jim Hightower
In office for only half a year, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida has made clear to the people of his state what he's made of: right-wing ideological Silly Putty.
Thursday, August 11,2011

Bankers keep running with illegal foreclosures

By Jim Hightower
Two-year-olds often go running around the house too wildly and crash into something. They get an “ouchie” and fall down crying, but they learn from it. That’s the virtue of the “ouchie” that Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and other big financiers got last year when they ran into the law after racing wildly through home foreclosure paperwork.
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.
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