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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Thursday, March 03, 2016
You Don’t Matter to Drugmakers
If you wonder why Congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do — while doing things that people don’t want them doing — take a peek at the unique PR campaign now being run by the pharmaceutical industry. The public is dismayed and disgusted by the flagrant greed of drugmakers...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
How Big Pharma Is Trying to Improve Its Image
Big news, people! Especially for those of you upset by the skyrocketing prices of the essential prescription medicines you take — including thousands of patients who were hit last year with a 5,000 percent price increase for one lifesaving drug! Determined to do something about those despised price...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
How Corporate Bamboozlers Intend to Widen Inequality in America
The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers that want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is that they can't make chicken salad out of chicken manure. But that reality hasn't stopped their PR campaign, pitching their "salad" as good and good for you! For...
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Manna From Hell
War is hell. Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war is manna from hell. So bring it on. Indeed, it seems as if Beelzebub himself is in charge these days, with U.S. military...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Take the Movement to the White House
At a recent dinner with my work team, I was reminded that I had said I wanted to travel less for work this year so I could focus on other projects. Instead, I find myself bouncing across the country campaigning for my friend who decided to run for president. I first met Bernie Sanders in the 1980s...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Something Is Happening
When I crossed paths with a Democratic Party campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come out to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for the presidency. "You gotta be kiddin' me...
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Sunday, January 17, 2016
Why the GOP's Fence Fantasy Is a Farce
A long time ago, in a not-so-faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or two — and be quasi-qualified. That land was the USA. It still exists as a place, but these days,...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Why the GOP's Fence Fantasy Is a Farce
A long time ago, in a not-so-faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or two — and be quasi-qualified. That land was the USA. It still exists as a place, but these days,...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Should Big Corporations Pay the Taxes They Owe?
Carl Icahn, noted corporate predator and takeover specialist who made billions of dollars in corporate deals, has recently begun pushing a charitable cause involving a group of people who, through no fault of their own, are being forced out of America. Syrian migrants who've lost everything, you...
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Friday, January 01, 2016
Why Isn’t the Media Feeling the Bern?
Let’s go to the scoreboard to see who’s winning the exciting presidential election media coverage game. The Tyndall Report , a non-partisan media monitoring firm that has been tracking the nightly news broadcasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC, found that Trump is tromp, tromp, tromping over the airtime of...
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