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Thursday, September 19,2013

Snuggling with an oil pipeline

By Jim Hightower
Both the old and new media agree on this: If you need a story that’s guaranteed to be popular — go with animals. Kute kittens, for example, or the P-group of puppies, porpoises, penguins and polar bears.
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Thursday, September 12,2013

The 'Climate Name Change' campaign

By Jim Hightower
Environmental groups tend to be a bit grim-faced, since they’re constantly confronting industrial uglies that range somewhere between awful and apocalyptic. So it’s a treat when one of them turns impishly playful, as a group of climate change activists called 350 Action recently did.
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Thursday, September 5,2013

USA: low wage nation or good jobs nation?

By Jim Hightower
However, that hasn’t worked out to be a positive for his legacy, since Reagan’s edifice now stands as a model of private profiteering on the backs of workers. In effect, corporate contractors are using privatization and our tax dollars to transform America into a low-wage nation of gross inequality.
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Thursday, August 29,2013

Let's check the socks market

By Jim Hightower
America’s economic recovery can be measured not only in the performance of stocks — but also of socks.
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Thursday, August 22,2013

To understand the news, connect the headlines!

By Jim Hightower
Headlines for economic news stories tend to conflict and confuse. So let’s play [game show theme]: “Connect-The- Headlines!”
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Thursday, August 15,2013

Monsanto’s Wizard-of-Oz website

By Jim Hightower
Excellent news, consumers: Biotech giants that’ve been secretly inserting genetically engineered organisms into thousands of food products you buy have just announced that they’re coming clean!
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Thursday, August 8,2013

Finding the money to fund higher education for all

By Jim Hightower
Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions of dollars each year?
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Thursday, August 1,2013

How dare D.C. demand fair wages from Walmart?

By Jim Hightower
Want to see pure altruism in action? Go to Washington, D.C. — not to the marbled buildings of the federal government, but to the real city, where ordinary folks live.
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Thursday, July 25,2013

Repeal the Patriot Act

By Jim Hightower
It’s back. The Patriot Act — a grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors — has risen again, this time with an added twist of Orwellian intrusiveness from the Obamacans.
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Thursday, July 18,2013

If you only watch your bottom line, you can't lift your head high

By Jim Hightower
Just for the hell of it, let’s re-imagine Walmart.
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