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 HightowerLowdown.org. subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

Posted on: Apr 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Sadly for Tom, there's no cosmetic procedure that will cover the ugly gaps in his ethical behavior.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Where are all those "free-trade" ideologues now that their theories have turned out to be bunkum, devastating American working families?

Posted on: Apr 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Special interests keep finding ways to sneak around the will of the people--especially when most campaign financing laws are riddled with loopholes.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's good to know that our congress critters are not completely obtuse about the needs of their constituents.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Poor ol' Tom DeLay. Well, he's not really poor, but Tom is feeling poorly these days.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Bushites are pushing ferociously for quick passage of their scheme to privatize our Social Security system, backed by political front groups funded by the Wall Street interests that will make a killing if the scheme passes.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2005, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Naming the names behind the grab for Social Security.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There's a word for people who take money from others under false pretenses. The word is: criminal.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The latest revelation is that various agencies under Bush are sending out hundreds of government-made "news videos" to local television stations.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

This deliberate manipulation of our news is more than outrageous – it's a frontal assault on our democracy and is totally disrespectful of the American people.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2005, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Last year's Big Lie was a grab for oil; this year's is for our Social Security trillions.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Are you smart enough to be a banker with the U.S. government's export-import bank?

Posted on: Mar 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The scandals of George W.'s Iraq attack continue to come home to haunt us.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Bush's presidential practices back here in America are often the exact opposite of what he's preaching to other countries.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Even in the rare case when economic reality confronts him, George doesn't get it.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In a gusher of political irony, guess what? The oil giants have little interest in drilling the pristine reaches of ANWR!

Posted on: Mar 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If the Bushites tell us extraordinary security measures are essential, how did a loose cannon like "Jeff Gannon" get to sashay around the White House so freely for two years?

Posted on: Mar 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

While George himself rushed out to denounce the rumors of a draft, <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine recently unearthed an internal Selective Service memo that reveals the lie.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

By holding down your wages, corporations fatten their profits, stock prices rise, and Wall Street's high-rolling investors rejoice.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The greatest embarrassment for neo-con theorists is that the recent elections in Iraq produced the exact opposite of what they assumed.

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