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Jul 10 2015

Monsanto’s Boot Camp

If much of today’s news seems unreal to you, that’s because corporations are spoon-feeding it to the media. By Jim Hightower One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America’s mass-market media has been thoroughly corporatized — both in structure and mindset. Our daily news feed is largely a regurgitation of …

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Aug 16 2013

The devil is in the taxes-My foolproof plan will rescue our society from the sleazy grasp of special-interest politics.

While pretty much everybody agrees that the U.S. tax code is a mess, nobody does anything about it. Oh, politicians talk about doing something, but mainly what they do is make it worse. There’s a reason for this. You. You’re the reason. People, alas, tend to be greedy and selfish and their attitude toward taxation …

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Dec 13 2011

Influence Peddler for President

Gingrich, his lawyers, and his staff adamantly insist that it’s rude and crude to call him a lobbyist. By Jim Hightower Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad. I stand corrected. I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten very wealthy by taking big bucks from …

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Nov 09 2011

Foreign influence: Inappropriate for lawmakers tasked with shrinking the deficit

The supercommittee’s members shouldn’t accept campaign contributions from lobbyists representing foreign governments or companies. By Ben Freeman In his presidential farewell address, George Washington offered this warning to the young nation: “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence…the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign …

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