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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 We know from the childhood song that Old McDonald had a farm – but e-i-e-i-o – look who’s got his farm now!It’s groups like American Farmland and Farmland Partners. These aren’t dirt f...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t know it. Didn’t know the word, much less the history or anything about populism’s democratic ethos. My father was not philos...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 In the U.S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, blush, mascara, etc. are not the only kind of makeup t...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
I’ve noticed several CEOs, political pundits and so-called economic experts saying they’re confused as to why Americans are so down. Consumers should be out buying stuff, they say, for the economy...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.Well, meet that ham sandwich! Here in my burg of Austin, Texas, the grand jury has just ...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
War is hell.Major General Harold Greene could certainly tell you all about that – but, sadly, he’s dead. On Aug. 5, General Green became the highest-ranking American soldier to die in our unfathom...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Ah, August – that time of year when the going gets tough ... and Congress gets going.On vacation that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws a...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word “pu...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 Gosh, has it already been three weeks since Congress took a vacation? Those poor stiffs must be pooped from trying to catch up on all the heavy lifting that piled up while they were away from th...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: “Citigroup Punished.”At last, went the storyline, the Justice Department brought down the hammer on one of th...

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