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Grimes and the unanswered question on Obama

Grimes and the unanswered question on Obama

So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates’ names might stand for Denial. And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain. One ill-chosen word — or, worse, a failure to answer a reporter’s question — and the candidate is suddenly […]

Time for a trust-busting beer bust

Time for a trust-busting beer bust

OK, that’s it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me. The avarice of corporate power has now turned personal. It’s about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society. Since my teen years, I’ve done extensive and intensive consumer research on the brewer’s art, from the full array of ales to the most substantial […]

JIM HIGHTOWER: Revealing corporate  largesse

JIM HIGHTOWER: Revealing corporate largesse

Some people have a recurring nightmare of rising to give a speech, but realizing they know nothing about the topic — and then discovering they’re naked. It turns out that corporations also have such nightmares. OK, corporations aren’t people, no matter what the Supreme Court fabulists claim, so they can’t dream. But their top executives […]