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: Dec 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

He joins the red pope!

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

They've decided that the Pope is a "Marxist." What about Jesus?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Good guy Gensler gets replaced by Wall Street lapdog.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The beverage behemoth is running a stealth campaign to sell you more drinks.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

How Nixon appointee Earl Butz inadvertently started the 'good food' movement.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Other Words

For fast food, they sure are slow to adapt to the new leaner, greener market.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Other Words

While relaxing in their often-luxurious urban nests, they till the government’s ridiculous “direct payments” system, harvesting millions of dollars each year from taxpayers.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The poor finally get a champion at the Vatican in Pope Francis.

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: Other Words

So much of Monsanto's poison was spread in the past decade that weeds naturally developed a resistance to it.

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!

Posted on: May 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How the beer lobby is taking advantage of addiction.

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

In medicated America, the fix for every problem is just a prescription away. Except that it's not.