In death Margaret Mary Vojtko reaches out to the Pope

By Melody Byrd - Wed., 3/26/14 Bookmark and Share

If one obscure college professor dies, does it make any difference?

If you're Margaret Mary Vojtko, yes. In life, she was just another adjunct teacher at Duquesne University being grossly underpaid... [read more]


Sniffing the ethical rot in Wall Street's culture

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/25/14 Bookmark and Share

Let's review the rap sheet of Wall Street banks: Defrauding investors, cheating homeowners, money laundering, rigging markets, tax evasion, credit card ripoffs… and so sickeningly-much more.

At last, though, some of... [read more]


The symbolism of one adjunct professor's death

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 3/24/14 Bookmark and Share

Margaret Mary Vojtko's died last summer at age 83 – and her death has turned her name into an emotional rallying cry for adjunct college teachers who're seeking justice from their schools.

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A new player for Ohio State University football games

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/21/14 Bookmark and Share

In the ever-escalating competition to be the Number One bigtime college football program in the nation, Ohio State University bulked up last fall with a monster recruit named Maxx.

Actually, it's... [read more]


Millionaire lawmakers can rise above their financial handicap

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/20/14 Bookmark and Share

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... [read more]


The spreading plague of antibacterial products

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/19/14 Bookmark and Share

Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban?

Chances are you have, but don't know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which... [read more]