Turning human misery into corporate profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/23/15

Good news, people: The "boom" is back! Good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom generated by (of all things) bad times.

Tens of millions of Americans have been... [read more]

Meet a genuine philanthropist

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/20/15

When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of Ron Read... [read more]

Reclaim Chicago challenges "Mayor 1-Percent"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/19/15

The people of Chicago are presently grappling with a big question that nearly every urban place faces: Can anyone really govern such a sprawling, brawling city?

Reclaim Chicago – an... [read more]

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/18/15

"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.

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An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/17/15

Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]