Chuck Schumer upchucks at sight of TPP

By Melody Byrd - Tue., 3/31/15

Sen. Chuck Schumer, leader of the corporate wing of congressional Democrats, never met a global trade deal too ugly hug. So when even he says, "This is really troubling," you know his eyes have been... [read more]

Cruz is running for President of What?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/30/15

And away we go – off on another crazy cruze with Ted!

Cinch up your seatbelts, for Sen. Ted Cruz (fueled by his flaming jet-powered ego) has gotten a head start... [read more]

An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/27/15

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]

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/26/15

"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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Lowdown Call-Up #1: Save the public post office! Featuring Mark Dimondstein, President of the APWU

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/25/15
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On March 24th, Hightower hosted our first ever Lowdown Call-Up-- a strategy discussion covering the slow-motion mugging of the public post office. His guest was none other than Mark Dimondstein, president of the read more]