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: Mar 14, 2012, Source: Creators.com

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Hostess will make employees less secure by busting their pensions, cutting their medical benefits and abrogating their labor contracts.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

In the Constitution, "security" means protection from our law enforcers, not by them.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2012, Source: Other Words

Posted on: Dec 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Americans are buying from local artisans, fair-trade merchants, certified sweatshop-free manufacturers and others in the burgeoning non-corporate economy.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown

While it can be disheartening to see the smallness of those in power, don't let it get you down, for they want us to become so disheartened that we give up.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Vets are rallying with the Occupy movement, expressing their anger at being used in two senseless wars that enriched corporate contractors.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2011, Source: Creators.com

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The "improved" Wendy's burger has a fattier beef patty, a buttered bun, and whole-fat mayonnaise — weighing in at 33 grams of fat and 580 calories per burger.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2011, Source: Other Words

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When this taxpayer-supported lifer flits into your town to declare that he will slash public benefits, he means in your life, not his.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2011, Source: Other Words

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011, Source: Creators.com

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: Creators Syndicate

Instead of making jobs Priority No.1, Obama put Wall Street banksters first, dumping trillions of dollars from public funds into saving those who crashed our economy.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Corrupt, right-wing Supreme Court justices are abusing their power, fraternizing with the Koch brothers and fixing elections (among other horrors).

Posted on: Jun 23, 2011, Source: Other Words

Big Coal paid big bucks to Scholastic Inc. to develop a shamelessly distorted promotion of the dirtiest fuel on Earth.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2011, Source: Creators Syndicate

Perry poses as a minister and digs Texas into one of the deepest budget holes in the country, all the while receiving praise from the GOP.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Pedophilia isn't a social habit that one adopts. It's a sickness. Deal with it. Honestly.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown

A handful of rich, right-wing families and corporate chieftains are dedicated to returning America to the days when robber barons ruled.

Posted on: May 30, 2011, Source: OtherWords

Posted on: May 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Last week, the heads of 5 multibillion-dollar oil behemoths strode into a U.S. Senate hearing room and took wild swings at the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes bill, which then failed.

Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our nation has devolved into a new and nasty civil war, with moneyed elites now charging into legislatures and courts to establish themselves as a de facto plutocracy.

Posted on: May 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Exxon's taxes were actually less than zero! Big Oil's lobbyists have so skewed the system that Exxon was able to extract a $156 million rebate from us taxpayers last year.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: Other Words

Despite the "yuck" factor, many bugs pack a protein punch that's healthier than steak and far lighter on the environment.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

People were robbed of hundreds of billions of dollars -- and millions of jobs, homes and businesses -- yet the banksters not only skated free, they're now collecting billions.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The great majority of Americans make about $30K a year. Incoming lawmakers, however? Extensive personal investments in Wall St. banks, oil giants and drug makers.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown

"Judicial activism" is way too tame a phrase for what Chief Justice Roberts & Co did here. This was a coup -- a plotted overthrow to enthrone corporate political interests.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Kochs are used to running their nefarious network of political front groups from behind closed doors. But they've been exposed.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

He's rebranding his presidency, all right. It's becoming Obama Inc.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

While tea party regulars are giddy with the thought that their movement took over the U. S. House, they were actually a Trojan horse for powerful corporate interests.

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