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The Populist Insurgency Is Ratcheting Up
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The Populist Insurgency Is Ratcheting Up

BY JIM HIGHTOWER What an amazing Democratic primary season it was! And we now have this happy result: WE WON! “We” being the millions of young people, mad-as-hell working stiffs, independents, deep-rooted progressives, and other “outsiders” who felt The Bern and forged a new, game-changing, populist force of, by, and for grassroots Americans. True, this…

How To Make A Political Platform Progressive
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How To Make A Political Platform Progressive

BY JIM HIGHTOWER An old cowboy aphorism offers this advice: “Speak the truth. But ride a fast horse.” I relived this truism last weekend in Orlando, FL, where I spent two hot, muggy days wrangling over policy issues as one of the members of the Democratic Party’s national platform committee. Depending on the moment and…

Is Losing The Election Part Of Trump’s Plan?
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Is Losing The Election Part Of Trump’s Plan?

BY FROMA HARROP What’s Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonder. If that’s the plan, he’s going about it the right way. This may sound like political science fiction, but think. Success in such terms…

Where Does GOP’s Right-Wing Grouchiness Come From?
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Where Does GOP’s Right-Wing Grouchiness Come From?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER I’ve found it! I’ve discovered the original document from which today’s Tea Party pontificators have drawn their political creed. Tea-infused Republicans are the “anti” party – anti-science, anti-public, anti-worker, anti-environment, anti-Obama … anti-anti-anti. Where does all this unrelenting bombastic negativity come from? It turns out that their sour philosophy is rooted in…

To Get America Moving, Tax Financial Transactions
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To Get America Moving, Tax Financial Transactions

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The financial transaction tax is not an idea whose time has just now come; it simply has returned. From 1914 to 1966, our country taxed all sales and transfers of stock. The tax was doubled in the last year of Herbert Hoover’s presidency to help us recover from the Great Depression. Today,…

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