Jim Hightower

10/16/2014 - 1:30pm

    As an old popular song asks: What do you get if you “work your fingers right down to the bone?” Boney fingers.

    As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott hotel chains know, that’s more than a cute lyric. It’s the truth....

07/18/2014 - 1:04pm

    Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

    I don’t think so. But Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to invalidate the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow.

    As a leading producer...

07/10/2014 - 1:45am

    How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to pay his share of the taxes that make them available?

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07/03/2014 - 4:24pm

    Republican opportunists hoping to score political points are hammering President Barack Obama with vitriolic criticism and blaming him for the latest upheaval in Iraq. So I was pleased when, finally, two Republicans spoke out loudly to deflect those partisan attacks.

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06/19/2014 - 1:16am

    Whoa, that was close. The National Rifle Association nearly shot itself in the foot recently with a common-sense editorial it posted online.

    The group of rootin’-tootin’, bullet-spittin’, doctrinaire, guns-everywhere extremists finally saw something...

06/05/2014 - 3:29am

    No matter how small the haul, 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!”

    But what do you call it when the...

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