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Jim Hightower

04/17/2014 - 4:44pm

    My guess is that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highly touted budget guru, doesn’t have a very tight grip on the concept of irony.

    Otherwise, why would he choose April Fools’ Day to release the latest version of what the GOP intends to do to federal programs (and to the people who count on...

03/06/2014 - 2:31am

    The über rich are full of ideas. Not ideas to help humanity, unfortunately. They’ve thought up new ways to help themselves grab more money and power at our expense.

    Take Tom Perkins. He’s one of a growing number of the put-upon rich —...

02/27/2014 - 2:38am

    One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and billionaires: Stop the vilification of wealthy people!

    I...

02/20/2014 - 3:04pm

    You know what America needs? More jobs, that’s what.

    Not Walmart-style “jobettes,” but real jobs. We need more stable employment with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in what goes on, and jobs that have strong protections...

01/30/2014 - 10:00am

    Mark Twain spoke for me when he said: “I’m opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.”

    One danger that such wealth brings is that many who have it become blinded to those who don’t. Thus, the news that more...

01/23/2014 - 2:40am

    Can antibiotic medicines, long hailed as miracle drugs, be too much of a good thing? Yes.

    Two factors are at work here. First, bacteria (one of the earliest forms of life on Earth) are miracles in their own right, with a stunning ability to outsmart the antibiotic...

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