When no news is bad news

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 6/10/14

If a tree falls in the woods and NBC, ABC, and CBS aren't there to cover the crash, does it make a sound?

Not necessarily. For example, consider some very big... [read more]

A bold shift in America's minimum wage debate

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 6/9/14

At last, our political leaders in Washington are taking action for low-wage workers and the middle class, striking a bold blow for America's historic value of economic fairness.

Gosh, I hope... [read more]

Caterpillar crawls into offshore tax haven to hide profits

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/6/14

The dictionary defines a caterpillar as a "wormlike larva" and a "crawler." Also, that "pillar" part of the word is derived from a French verb that means to "pillage, abuse, mistreat."

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Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 6/5/14

No matter how small the haul is, 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!"

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Being a bankster means never saying, "I'm sorry"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 6/4/14

The funny thing about Wall Street banksters is that they make a killing by defrauding millions of homeowners, customers, investors, and taxpayers – then, when caught, they wonder why we don't love them.

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