Walmart scheme steals from taxpayer and its own workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 10/13/14

Gosh, time flies when it's pushed along by a jetstream of greed.

It seems like only yesterday that Walmart executives announced with self-congratulatory fanfare that the super-rich retailing colossus was... [read more]

Get a whiff of "synthetic biology"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 10/10/14

It's always inspiring to see global corporate giants crush small farmers, stomp on nature, circumvent our laws by hook or crook, and deceive and gouge consumers.

Welcome once again to the... [read more]

The mendacity of GMO purveyors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 10/9/14

Tenacity can be a virtue. But the persistent push by giant food conglomerates to deceive us consumers has turned their tenacity into raw mendacity.

Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of... [read more]

A gross purchase of GOP governors

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 10/8/14

Perhaps you think that corporations use their campaign donations to buy politicians who then deliver public policies the corporate donors want. And perhaps you think this is corrupt, anti-democratic, and… well, stinky.

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Validating Marriott's low-wage exploitation

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 10/7/14

As an old popular song asks, what do you get if you "work your fingers right down to the bone?" Boney fingers.

As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott chain of hotels... [read more]