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Thursday, November 20,2014

Let workers vote on CEO’s pay

By Jim Hightower
One difference between top executives and worker bees is that those at the top can lower the pay of those down below, while simultaneously raising their own pay. If you wonder what’s causing America’s rapidly-widening income gap, there it is.
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Thursday, November 13,2014

Reviving the Bush-Cheney torture policy

By Jim Hightower
There’s a new push — ironically coming from the Obama White House — to revive torture as an acceptable practice by the CIA and others for their interrogation of terrorist suspects.
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Thursday, November 6,2014

State legislatures are helping rich lenders rip-off the poor

By Jim Hightower
Though they’ve tried to buffup their public image by calling themselves “consumer lenders,” their game remains the same ethical mess it’s always been. They target poor and financially struggling people, entice them to borrow with come-ons touting “quick and easy” money, then hook them to installment loans with interest rates up to 36 percent.
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Thursday, October 30,2014

The real Halloween scaries of 2014

By Jim Hightower
If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-ortreaters coming to your door— just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.
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Thursday, October 30,2014

The real Halloween scaries of 2014

By Jim Hightower
If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-ortreaters coming to your door— just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.
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Thursday, October 23,2014

Big Beer deceivers and bullies

By Jim Hightower
It’s bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers — but the really bad news is that they’re also going after the one bright spot on tap in bars all across the country: Craft beers.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Mr. Bezos comes to Washington

By Jim Hightower
And now Mr. Amazon owns a newspaper that helps shape the debate on virtually every topic of public importance — including those that affect his grand ambitions. Bezos didn’t buy a newspaper. He bought power.
Thursday, October 16,2014

Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing Main Street

The Amazon story, part 2: The tax-dodging predator

By Jim Hightower
Even by the anything-goes ethical code of the corporate jungle, Amazon.com’s alpha male, Jeff Bezos, is considered a ruthless predator by businesses that deal with him.
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Thursday, October 16,2014

Buy local beer, books… and why not seafood?

By Jim Hightower
Thailand’s shrimp farms have been dumping untold volumes of antibiotics into their ponds — so we’re consuming the antibiotics that the imported shrimp consumed.
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Thursday, October 9,2014

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

By Jim Hightower
Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbyists, lawyers, campaign donations, PR hypesters and political manipulators so they can genetically (and dangerously) alter the dinner we put on our family tables, without bothering to tell us which items they’ve messed with.
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