Stories by Jim Hightower

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Posted on: Jul 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A new survey of 100 researchers says that nine out of 10 admitted they had financial ties to the drug industry.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Martha Stewart and Ken Lay aren't the only ones who have sold off their own holdings before a company's stock price crashes. Try the twice-failed businessman George W. Bush.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Very few consumers are aware that their computers are not only loaded with software and memory, but they also contain lead, mercury, polyvinyl chloride and other toxins.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Professional Golf Association has teamed with a developer to build a water-sucking, water-contaminating "PGA Village" in Texas, which will sit underneath an underground aquifer.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Bush-backed, industry-written prescription drug bill is a sham to protect the profits of the pharmaceutical industry, rather than to meet the critical health needs of seniors.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Never have so few sold out so many for so little.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Former Enron lobbyist and current chairman of the Republican National Committee is hoping that you'll take part in the official census of the Republican party.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

To think that greed is simply greed misses the nuances of avarice.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Why do I feel an urge to click my boot heels whenever Bush, Ashcroft & Gang bark out the phrase, "Homeland Security?"

Posted on: Jun 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Time for another Gooberhead Award [Beanie-cap Breakdown], presented periodically to someone in the news who has their tongue running 100-miles-per-hour...but forgot to put their brain in gear.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to the way workers are treated in the global economy, you can count on Nike to do the right thing. As long as it's forced to, that is.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Cadillac has gone folksy. The car that's long been known for its snob appeal has come out with a pickup truck.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Meet James Howard of Brooklyn, New York: 42, diabetic, blind in one eye, takes care of his disabled wife and their kids, a tenth-grade dropout, relegated to poverty jobs, a hard worker.

Posted on: May 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A computer chip about the size of a dime has already been implanted into the upper backs of several people in our country. It's called VeriChip, and its future is very vague.

Posted on: May 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has been calling on energy trading corporations to confess, under oath, whether they have been doing any of the down-and-dirty deals that the devilish Enron got caught making.

Posted on: May 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Here's a terrific idea: Let's condemn Fidel Castro for not allowing enough freedom for Cuban citizens ... then let's punish him by curtailing the freedom of our own citizens.

Posted on: May 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes I think that the Bush Administration is conspiring to feed me good material. Their latest: Jimmy Carter's Cuba trip, prompting the White House to flail furiously at Castro.

Posted on: May 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

You've heard of the Little Shop of Horrors, but now comes the Little Boutique of Retail Ethnography.

Posted on: May 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Woody Guthrie once wrote about the two levels of thieves in our society: "Some'll rob you with a six gun, and some with a fountain pen."

Posted on: May 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Lawrence Small may be perfectly named for the job he's doing.

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