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: Nov 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Over the years, I've come across some very clever protest actions, but here's one that just beats the pants off all the others.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007, Source: AlterNet

It's not the demonstrators who are out of control, it's the authorities. And they're not merely cracking down on a few people - they're trampling the Constitutional rights of all of us.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Gosh, I want to go to GOPland. What a wonderful place it is: sunny skies every day, bluebirds of happiness everywhere, and an always-booming economy that's spreading wealth to everyone!

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Constitution is being trampled and nothing less than American democracy itself is endangered -- a presidential coup is taking place. Where is Congress?

Posted on: Sep 18, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

A new animal-tracking system could put Big Brother in your backyard -- even if you're not a farmer.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

How "reputable" financial firms are using an arsenal of tricks to extract high payments from homeowners, drain their equity and steal their homes.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

In these weird times of privatization fever, selling off bridges, toll roads and airports is no longer considered preposterous -- for the billionaires who can afford them it's good business.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The sprawling $43 billion homeland security department is known for being in charge of America's color-coded terrorist-threat alarm system, a sham that obscures HSD's real mission: to serve as a giant federal cookie jar for corporate America.

Posted on: May 25, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

After committing troops to a war that has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions without homes, George W. Bush says he prays for safety and peace. Way to go, Georgie, shift the responsibility for your mess to God.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Electoral reform isn't just starry-eyed theory: Clean elections are taking place in states from Arizona to North Carolina, reversing the big-money corruption that rampages throughout our political system.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Wal-Mart is making over its image to cater to a more affluent crowd. But behind its increasingly upscale image are the same lowbrow business tactics.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The voters had their way: Now there are reasons to be cheerful -- and vigilant -- about a Democratic Congress.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

It's not the terrorists who are targeting and destroying the heart of America; it's Bush & Co.!

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Criss-crossing the country, I've learned most people are over the red-state/blue-state talk and are aching for politics that matter to them.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

After promising to save them, Bush has abandoned our most beautiful public spaces.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

An illegal war, a long list of eroded rights, and a country run by and for the benefit of corporate campaign donors -- all courtesy of the imperial presidency.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Bush's prescription-drug program is a boondoggle for America's fraud-ridden health-industrial complex. A better choice is available, and it's time to fight for it.

Posted on: May 23, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

While claiming that they must 'secure' America for a post-9/11 world, the BushCheney zealots are taking us back to a pre-1776 world.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Bush administration has pushed hard for limitless powers to spy on, imprison and torture American citizens in the name of 'security.' Is this really what America stands for?

Posted on: Apr 5, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Good Food movement is leading the charge against expensive, nutrient-free, artificial, unhealthy, corporate crap-food.