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.
Posted on: Nov 24, 2002, Source: Hightower Lowdown
As we gather around Thanksgiving tables this year, we can be thankful that, while the profiteers and politicians are headed one way with our food system, We the People are going in quite another direction.
Sixty-one percent of the electorate stayed home on Election Day this year, thanks to the repugnance of big-money corporate politics. But the real lesson to be learned is that this majority will be a political powerhouse to anyone who can organize them.
Bush's picks for the SEC's Accounting Oversight board is a hand-picked group of Washington insiders ready to scratch each other's backs, pretending to push reform, but quietly making sure that nothing really changes
Could the administration possibly take a minute or two from beating their chests and trying to out-do each other with their war whooping against Saddam Hussein to notice that we've got a little problem here on the homefront?