Jim Hightower

08/21/2014 - 6:18pm

    The tragedies unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, are doubly infuriating.

    First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed black teenager being stopped by one of the town’s white police officers as he was walking to his grandmother’s home.

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07/10/2014 - 1:45am

    How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to pay his share of the taxes that make them available?

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07/03/2014 - 4:24pm

    Republican opportunists hoping to score political points are hammering President Barack Obama with vitriolic criticism and blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. So I was pleased when, finally, two Republicans spoke out loudly to deflect those partisan attacks.

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06/19/2014 - 1:16am

    Whoa, that was close. The National Rifle Association nearly shot itself in the foot recently with a common-sense editorial it posted online.

    The group of rootin’-tootin’, bullet-spittin’, doctrinaire, guns-everywhere extremists finally saw something...

06/05/2014 - 3:29am

    No matter how small the haul, a thief is a thief, right?

    If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: “Thief!”

    But what do you call it when the...

05/29/2014 - 2:55pm

    Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities, and the environment.

    The word “sometimes” makes such apologies seem more common than they are. “Once in a blue moon...

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