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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.
Thursday, October 11,2012

Organic subsidiaries out their parent conglomerates

By Jim Hightower
National brand-name food conglomerates are coming a cropper over California’s Proposition 37. Actually, it’s a double cropper.
Thursday, October 4,2012

A right to know what’s in your dinner

By Jim Hightower
This contest in California will likely have a huge impact on national policy and on grassroots efforts to rein in the arrogance of corporate power that’s running roughshod over too many Americans.
Thursday, September 27,2012

Romney takes the gold in 2002 Olympics

By Jim Hightower
One of the curiosities of life in these curious times is that millions of Americans are enjoying the benefits of government — but are either unaware of it or in denial.
Thursday, September 20,2012

What’s in our food? Fight for the right to know

By Jim Hightower
Food fight, everyone — let’s all join the fun!
Thursday, September 13,2012

Counter ALEC with ALICE

By Jim Hightower
This secretive corporate front is behind hundreds of regressive and repressive bills that’re being pushed through Republican-controlled state legislatures. Its bills and tactics are so venomous that 35 of ALEC’s brand-name corporate funders, from Amazon to Walmart, have withdrawn their names and money this year.
Thursday, September 6,2012

A more genteel political corruption

By Jim Hightower
Not only does corporate political money shout, scream, bellow and bay in our elections, but afterwards it quietly slips into the back rooms of power to talk softly about payback.
Thursday, August 30,2012

Where's the ethical balance of America's scales of justice?

By Jim Hightower
To check the balance of the scales of justice, look at how the system treats the very rich — and the poor.
Thursday, August 23,2012

A fracking conflict of interest

By Jim Hightower
“Fracking is perfectly safe,” they insist. “Trust us!” Excuse me, but no.