July 29, 2014 | You can't deduct the cost of a speeding ticket, but corporations often deduct billion-dollar penalties for major fraud from their IRS bills
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Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown
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July 23, 2014 | That penalty is too light to deter future finagling.
July 22, 2014 | The House Ethics Committee made it easier for lawmakers to take their junkets in peace.
July 16, 2014 | By huge margins, consumers don't want Frankenfoods on their tables.
July 15, 2014 | People are rising up against voter suppression.
July 10, 2014 | The billionaire brothers just hired former Senator Don Nickles to lobby against campaign finance measures.
July 9, 2014 | The nation's biggest drugstore chain may pretend it's a Swiss company to cut its tax bill.
July 2, 2014 | Even Fox News roasted the former vice president over his attack on Obama's Iraq policy.
July 1, 2014 | After being caught laundering money, the Wisconsin governor promptly switched to the spin cycle.
June 25, 2014 | The Pentagon's transfer of war equipment to local police forces lacks a rational explanation.
June 24, 2014 | Goldman Sachs' head honcho just realized that inequality could make our society "unstable."
June 18, 2014 | The group blames an unnamed and lowly staffer for accidentally criticizing Texan gun advocates for hanging out at restaurants while brandishing assault weapons.
June 17, 2014 | Whether you're talking about investors or workers, quality— not quantity — should determine whether conditions are good or bad.
June 11, 2014 | An English billionaire ignited outrage by commissioning a $250,000 coop on his estate.
June 10, 2014 | Instead of just talking about the widening gap of inequality, the city council approved a $15 an hour minimum wage indexed to inflation.