"We the People," not We the Corporations

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 2/6/15 Bookmark and Share

In response to the Supreme Court's freakish decision in 2010 to bestow political "personhood" on corporations, I got an email from a guy named Larry, screaming that "Big money has plucked our eagle."

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Where's the ethical balance of America's scales of justice?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/5/15 Bookmark and Share

Is it really "fair and balanced"? I don't mean the ridiculous Fox TV channel, whose right-wing ranters mock their own PR slogan – but, rather, a network that actually matters in our society: America's legal... [read more]


ALEC'S LEGISLATIVE BAWDY HOUSE

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 2/4/15 Bookmark and Share

Do you know Alec? You probably do, even though you never heard of it.

Yes, "it." Not a person, ALEC is the acronym for a secretive, corporate-funded, state policy front group:... [read more]


EXPLAINING CONGRESSIONAL MORALITY

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/3/15 Bookmark and Share

It's always interesting to see Congress in action – though "interesting" can also be appalling. For example, what a sight it is to watch Republican leaders as they gleefully try to repeal Obamacare – the... [read more]


Shoveling America's wealth to the top

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 2/2/15 Bookmark and Share

As an old country saying puts it, "Money is like manure – it does no good unless you spread it around."

Yet, America's corporate and political leaders have intentionally been... [read more]


Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 1/30/15 Bookmark and Share

When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes by the less threatening name of "payday lenders." But they... [read more]