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: Dec 29, 2016, Source: OtherWords

The former Texas governor's only experience for the job comes from stiffing the American people—and their environment.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

In this season of Peace on Earth, a delusional faction of rightists has cooked up a hokey "cultural crisis" to rally their own followers by fomenting hatred

Posted on: Dec 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Making Trump’s promised populism one of the biggest election scams in history.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The man couldn't name the department in 2012.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The incoming president would paint his victory as more fabulous, takes on Wall Streeters by bringing them onboard.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump's no populist, he's a full-time corporatist.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The billionaire brothers are training political puppets to push their hateful agenda.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It's time to build on progress and grassroots structures of Sanders' seminal run.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Americans put a xenophobic, misogynist, racist, nativist, narcissistic blowhard in the Oval Office. Time to fight.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

An epic battle with an historic gathering of Native tribes and a Bull Connor-style sheriff.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Defenders of Native American ceremonial grounds push back at powerful corporate head.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump may make better television, but state and local government races will define our country's future.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Don't be fooled; he will sell out wage earners, small business people, and anyone else to serve his own needs.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It's time to put a Forever stamp on this public jewel.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The incitement of anti-immigrant prejudice for political gain is shameful, but it's not new in our country.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Gouging people on the price of a life-saving medicine in order to jack up CEO pay.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Meet "Take On Wall Street," a grassroots movement preventing America's plunge into plutocracy.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

For starters, Trump isn't standing up for workers; it's his own wealth he's protecting.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of Americans are being hounded mercilessly for debts they don't owe.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Bernie revolution revived the concerns of middle and low-income families from the political scrap heap up to the top of our national discourse.