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: May 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Yet more evidence that the banks own Washington.

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our fight against moneyed elites has more than 100 years of history.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The Governor of Texas is one bad haircut away from Blagojevichian levels of gubernatorial gooberness.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The "too big" claim forms the rationale for the diversion of regular people's money into rich people's pockets.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

As Obama begins winding down the war in Iraq, he is building up his own war farther east. Like Bush, he will depend on private military contractors.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2009, Source: Hightower Lowdown

3/4 of Americans want to see a huge worker protection bill pass through Congress, and the greedy corporations are running scared.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Are right-wingers really claiming that the U.S. has never been riven by class resentment? Get out your history books.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Not for nothing is that country called "the burial ground of empires," "a guerilla's paradise" and "the theme park of problems."

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

In no time at all the treasury secretary has reduced Obama's populist bark to a puppy whimper. What are we going to do about it?

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Those poor, unappreciated Wall Street execs keep whining about the prospect of pay caps. Someone pass a hankie.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2009, Source:

The CIA plans to lift us to victory -- one libido at a time!

Posted on: Feb 4, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Washington shouldn't reward Wall Street's culture of excess. Instead, it should insist that those who wrecked the economy be fired.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008, Source:

With more than 14,000 square feet of prime mall space, the experience center is bigger than three basketball courts and is filled with lots of dazzle.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our economy didn't melt down, it was taken down the unbridled greed of economic elites, enabled by their political courtesans in Washington.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Living in a small town and being able to field dress a moose does not make Palin a populist, no matter how much pundits want to pretend it does.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2008, Source:

Mary Ellen Lease would be ashamed.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

McCain has already assembled his clique of advisors, and they don't have our best interests in mind.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Obama's advisers will be the ones whispering in the president's ear and pulling the levers of executive power.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

America can't shop its way to greatness, and this one-time, government-funded shopping spree won't lead us to a sound economy.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The fight for our country's future is still in our hands. Grass-roots movements are breaking free from corporate control.