Stories by Jim Hightower

Populist author and radio commentator Jim Hightower writes The Hightower Lowdown, a monthly newsletter chronicling the ongoing fights by America’s ordinary people against rule by plutocratic elites. Sign up at subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

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.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2006, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Washington may be squandering our democratic promise, but out beyond the Beltway, America's progressive grassroots are thriving.

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

As General Motors shuts down well-paid middle-class jobs, the old slogan 'What's good for G.M. is good for America' no longer applies.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2005, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Santa, don't bring me any stuff. The one and only thing I want is this: A real Democratic party, alive and kicking!

Posted on: Jul 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If you flew in June of 2004 the Transportation Security Administration now has a file on you, amassing such passenger records as our names, phone numbers, and credit card info.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's time for another trip into the Far, Far, Far, Far-out World of Free Enterprise.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Using a scam called "location incentives," major corporations that plan to open a new facility routinely bilk millions of dollars from us taxpayers to subsidize their move.

Posted on: May 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Surely Scott McClellan has now learned that people who live in a glass White House shouldn't throw rocks.

Posted on: May 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Why put this iron clamp on a supposed Iraqi democracy? Because the Bushites don't trust the new leaders or the idea of real democracy.

Posted on: May 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

On Earth Day, George gets to ride on Air Force One to some national park where he can pose as Environmental Man all day long. This year, Mother Nature messed it up.

Posted on: May 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Excellent. Professor George W.'s "60-day, 60-city, traveling medicine show" to sell the miracle cure of his Social Security privatization tonic to us gullible rubes--has been a bust.