Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow. Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
To Have A People's Government, We The People Must Build It
In high school, I had a girlfriend who was involved in student government and all sorts of good works. While she paid attention to all that was happening in those years of the early '60s, she essentially was a moderate — certainly not some movement rebel. Or so we thought... until one lazy, Sunday...
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Nuns Take On Wells Fargo
In an insightful song about outlaws, Woody Guthrie wrote this verse: “As through this world I travel / I see lots of funny men / Some’ll rob you with a 6-gun / Some with a fountain pen.” The fountain pens are doing the serious stealing these days. For example, while you’d get hard time in prison...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Activism Is The Only Hope Of Restoring America's Democratic Principles
The list of progressive innovations at the grassroots level goes on and on, dealing with one big, complex issue after another that small-minded, corporatist ideologues refuse to tackle (often under the "principle" that government — i.e., the public, i.e., you and me — shouldn't be involved). Not...
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
We Can Beat Back the Reign of Trump
Buckle up, friends. Most Americans are about to be detoured onto a rough and rocky back road called "Trump Way." The autocratic tycoon was unabashed on the campaign trail in promising his victory would ensure millions of people a dire future, including mass deportations of immigrants, refugee bans...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Searching for Integrity in Trumplandia
It's about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs out of country. Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed, or I'll slap you with a huuuge tariff when you try to sell your foreign-made products here...
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
What Is the 'Trump Fix'?
In Donald Trump's presidential campaign, it was his frequent, unbridled slaps at Wall Street elites and arrogant, job-busting corporate executives that gave him the "populistic" patina he needed to win. But wait a minute: Who are those guys escorting The Donald into the Oval Office? Oh, my God,...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Why in the World Would Trump Tap Perry to be Energy Secretary?
Perk up people - for I bring you tidings of great joy: Gov. "Oops" is back! Yes, Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who specialized in putting the "goober" in gubernatorial, is being brought back from well-earned obscurity in rural Texas to join the menagerie of characters in "The Donald Show."...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Augustus Trumpus
All hail Augustus Trumpus! All hail the American Putin, whom none can criticize! All hail the Great All Knowing One, who reveals "realities" that are not there and finds "facts" that mere mortals cannot detect. Once again, The Amazing Donald has demonstrated his phantasmagoric power of perception,...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The New Founder, Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
When you think of America's great Constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This past January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brother's Plutocratic Kingdom and American...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Bing Bing, Bong Bong, Bing Bing
What an election year. I feel like I've been transported through a cosmic squirrel hole and into a baffling political universe where facts are fiction, bizarre is normal and corruption is a virtue. Am I hallucinating? Or has this insanity really happened? Since I can't yet conjure up the deep...
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