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Thursday, March 10,2011

Congressional looters

By Jim Hightower
The system is broke, they shout, so we must reform it. By 'reform,' they mean destroy either by privatizing it or gutting it by slashing benefits and raising our retirement age.
Thursday, March 3,2011

Plenty of American jobs

By Jim Hightower
With unemployment and underemployment devastating millions of families in our country, perhaps you've assumed that U.S. corporations aren't hiring these days. Nonsense. They added 1.4 million jobs last year alone overseas. For example, more than half of Caterpillar's new hires in 2010 were in foreign countries.
Thursday, February 24,2011

Billionaire bullies

By Jim Hightower
Take Charles and David Koch, two multi-billionaire brothers whose life of privilege and bloated sense of entitlement have turned them into such spoiled brats that they cant even take a joke. Last December, the Kochs oil operations became the object of a spoof by a merry band of tricksters called Youth for Climate Truth.
Thursday, February 17,2011

The big score in this year’s Super Bowl

By Jim Hightower
For me, the most significant statistic coming out of this year's Super Bowl was not the 31-25 score in the Green Bay Packers' hard-fought victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nor was it the $1.3 billion cost of the new, monstrously huge football palace built by the Dallas Cowboys, where the game was played.
Thursday, February 10,2011

Congress slumps back to Tom DeLay ethics

By Jim Hightower
Back when DeLay was the GOP's corrupt majority leader, he got caught hustling campaign funds from an energy corporation whose legislation he then helped pass.
Thursday, February 3,2011

Wall Street's journal

By Jim Hightower
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal last year, and in short order he has turned it into a tongue-clucking sympathizer with and proselytizer for the biggest of big businesses not only on its editorial pages, but also in its news stories.
Thursday, January 27,2011

The war on cold medicine isn't working

By Jim Hightower
Take the Combat Meth Act of 2004. It prompted various states to set up electronic systems for limiting and tracking sales of pseudoephedrine, the widely used cold medicine.
Thursday, January 20,2011

Judy Bonds: A model citizen

By Jim Hightower
Chances are that an art museum, symphony hall, university building or other public edifice in your area is emblazoned with the name of some prominent rich man. His name is up there in shiny brass, we're told, because he's a model citizen for all to emulate.
Thursday, January 13,2011

Does everyone deserve a lobbyist?

By Jim Hightower
The former spinmeister for Bill Clinton left the White House to become a high-dollar influence peddler for corporations. Recently, however, Davis' client list has gone from merely corporate to as one of his adversaries calls it almost unseemly tawdry.
Thursday, January 6,2011

The corporate-funded merry-go-round

By Jim Hightower
AT&T, which sponsored the luncheon where the guv held forth, has beaucoup business before the Texas state government and is a half-million-dollar donor to Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. They're tight. So tight that the corporation shelled out $13,000 to buy 700 copies of the governor's book, giving them to every attendee.