Jim Hightower

04/30/2016 - 7:00am

    Wow, $5 billion.

    That’s the stunning amount Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams, which helped wreck America’s economy in 2008. That’s a lot of gold, even for Goldman.

03/13/2016 - 11:00am

    Help! We political wordsmiths are in urgent need of assistance from lexicologists.

    The Republican presidential primary has gone so far out, so beyond accepted boundaries of civic and civil behavior, that we...

03/08/2016 - 7:00am

    If you wonder why Congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do — while doing things that people don’t want them doing — take a peek at the unique PR campaign now being run by the pharmaceutical industry.

02/27/2016 - 3:00pm

    Antonin Scalia is gone. The nastiest and noisiest of right wingers on the Supreme Court is dead.

    But in a blatantly partisan ploy to prevent President Barack Obama from nominating a successor to Scalia,...

02/21/2016 - 11:00am

    A New York Times article about Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: “Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, Study Says.”

    But wait, a study by whom? It...

02/14/2016 - 9:00pm

    Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

    Yet those very same tea partiers have been passing...

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