Stories by Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the new book, "Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow." (Wiley, March 2008) He publishes the monthly "Hightower Lowdown," co-edited by Phillip Frazer. subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Every day, there are populist uprisings, both large and small, all across this country.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The true job creators are middle-class consumers, not rich businesspeople.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: OtherWords

For 100 bucks, you get access to an Internet channel where she'll blather about things like the war on Christmas.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Another sign of our leaders' total disconnect from the hard realities of the workaday majority they're supposed to serve.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It may be seen as a victory, but the fine doesn't make up for the damage inflicted by the banking giant.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Walgreens is the latest crazy example.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The beauty of our country's present system of government? Anyone is perfectly free to buy a member of Congress.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014, Source: Creators Syndicate

Official job market numbers obfuscate an important reality.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: OtherWords

In the latest round of attacks on accessible health care for all, the GOP causes public upchuck over same old, same old.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. is in a historical wage slump, while bank CEOs like Citigroup's Michael Corbat receives $16 million in bonus pay.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: The Nation

Jim Hightower's humorous journey linking robust populist history to today's grassroots.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Police departments across the U.S. have a growing collection of toys used by the army.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The three-ring circus we call election day had some bizarre sideshows.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a virtually permanent corporate rule over the people.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We are in the grasp of oligarchs who think they owe nothing to a public that has made them so wealthy.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Building walls to 'secure our country' has huge potential to be just another boondoggle, and it won't solve anything.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Get a grip, Rick Perry!

Posted on: Jun 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What would Jesus have done? Definitely not this.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Also, work towards the common good.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: Creators Syndicate

"Little Koch Brothers of Plutocracy" should not receive tax exempt status.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: Other Words

By outlawing dumpster diving, Houston is making life impossible for the most vulnerable.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Last month's hiring increase was almost entirely for receptionists, waiters, clerks, temp workers, car-rental agents and other low-wage positions.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The attack on factory farm whistleblowers will gag you almost as badly as viewing the gross animal abuse.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There are plenty of horrors to make you weep this Earth Day. But tears don't bring change.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

If you've been gouged by your bank, discriminated against, sexually harassed, unfairly fired, you'll most likely find that you're barred from the courthouse door.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2013, Source: Other Words

That's the talk of Texas political pandering to interests that don't want to fund real sex education.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This is not a time for meek proposals from Obama. He has to think big, and take it to the people.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2013, Source: Creators Syndicate

Marijuana's non-narcotic cousin is economic, ecological and downright patriotic

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A true Wall St. sob story.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Universities that once prided themselves as being centers of free thinking are increasingly dominated by corporate-think, turning their institutions into sales centers.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These victories came in campaigns that had no candidates — no Democrats, Republicans or other party designations.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Welcome to the first autocratic czardom in the nation.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: Other Words

Supporters and leaders of the hydraulic fracturing industry aren't being honest about government support for this new natural gas boom.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

All in the name of disempowering the many and enthroning the privileged few.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

This is a national scandal, and few people have noticed.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Colorado shooter had an armory of weapons that wouldn't fit in any purse. And need I point out that he was a he?

Posted on: Sep 3, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Increasing the minimum wage to just $10.00 from $7.25 would be a shot in the arm to poverty-stricken Americans.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The biotech industry is willing to tamper with our food supply, our kids' minds and our basic consumer rights.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of the nation's most obscenely wealthy.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Do you prefer it with a nice Bernaise sauce, a side of garlicky spinach -- or maybe some transglutaminase? Yes, "meat glue" -- it's what's for dinner!