Stories by 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 (Wiley, March 2008). He publishes the monthly Hightower Lowdown, co-edited by Phillip Frazer. subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Flint reveals that there is a much deeper contamination poisoning our country's political morals.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Corporate predator Icahn is crying poverty for poor superrich chieftains of profiteering giants.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2016, Source: Other Words

Polls show that Bernie Sanders would trounce Donald Trump, but you’d never know that from watching TV news.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2015, Source: OtherWords

This corrupt higher education "industry" ought to be put out of business.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

In 1988, the elegant space inhabited by principle was suddenly invaded by the indelicate demands of profit.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We face a momentous choice: a food future rooted in the ethic of sustainable agriculture or in exploitative agri-industry.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Anheuser-Busch InBev intends to gulp down the second biggest beer conglomerate SABMiller.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2015, Source: Other Words

His White House bid has raised its $15 million from 400,000 ordinary Americans.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new monument was created to honor 19th century profiteer George Pullman.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Their concern is not driven by moral outrage at the injustice of it all, but by self-interest.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Many degree programs are mediocre or worse -- predatory loan scams that hustle aspiring students into deep debt and poverty.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's a trajectory of progress that reflects some mellowing in society itself.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: OtherWords

The food giant hits all the wrong notes to the legendary rocker.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2015, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Let's make higher education free to all.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2015, Source: OtherWords

Don't be fooled by these 'boutique' places.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2015, Source: Other Words

They should really name this thing “The Emergency Room.”

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"There's gold in them thar hills" of bad debt, and where there's gold, there are diggers.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

This Koch-backed clique is set on buying a president and congressional majority to impose their will over America.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

'Reclaim Chicago' has a bold agenda for moving the Windy City toward fairness and justice for all.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would allow an unprecedented level of global corporate rule over Americans.