Stories by Jim Hightower

Populist author and radio commentator Jim Hightower writes The Hightower Lowdown, a monthly newsletter chronicling the ongoing fights by America’s ordinary people against rule by plutocratic elites. Sign up at subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

Posted on: Aug 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The "new way" is the same old story of the rich robbing the rest of us.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Despite what corporations may claim, it's your legal right to repair the stuff you own.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2017, Source: Salon

The "Right-to-Repair" movement fights corporate rules that keep you from fixing your own broken stuff.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trump's greatest failure is that he has no understanding of grassroots democratic idealism.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Instead of affordable care, we now have the freedom to suffer.

Posted on: May 31, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Hint: it's not natural.

Posted on: May 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

His belligerence is making him a global laughingstock.

Posted on: May 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The true political spectrum in our society does not range from right to left, but from top to bottom.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The nation's public post offices racked up a $610 million operating profit last year, and a $1.2 billion profit the year before.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A feisty, creative civic spirit is igniting activists in nearly every zip code.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Donald's deep darkness has sparked a prairie fire of mass opposition.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

You'd get prison time for robbing a bank at gunpoint; bankers who rob customers get multimillion-dollar payouts.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Our greatest strength is not in Washington rallies and protests—it's our ability to organize and mobilize around issues of populist justice.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2017, Source: AlterNet

From Texas to North Dakota, cities and towns are fighting big money in education, agriculture, and so much more.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A government built on smoke and mirrors, where the only real thing is the racism.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It's obvious that the guy is not well and is unable to handle the stressful demands of being president.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Before Trump took power, 2016 was a good year for protecting chickens.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Financial trusts snatch up valuable U.S. acreage, then convert into fast-buck investments for global speculators.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The fat cats will never get their hands dirty, but they will underpay tenant farmers to do the work of actual farming.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

One that benefits farmers, and not Monsanto.