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: 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.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Athletes are richly rewarded for finding an "edge" and doing what is necessary to get an advantage in order to "win, baby, win!"

Posted on: Feb 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Sadistic, high-tech fiends have now joined with a giant European retail chain to further depersonalize the shopping experience and make going to the mall as joyous as getting a root canal.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What we have here is Bush & Company routinely and cynically using your and my tax dollars to use the media to propagandize you and me. Where's the accountability for these corrupters?

Posted on: Feb 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

For real accountability, George might want to have a heart-to-heart with Dante Zappala, a man who lost his brother in Iraq during a search for non-existent WMDs.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In the Wonderland of BushWorld, modesty is no virtue, and hubris is to be celebrated&#151;so party down, y'all!

Posted on: Feb 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Public officials today&#151;from George W. Bush to city council members&#151; are reaching for the budget axe to whack library funding, forcing branches to close, valuable services to be eliminated, and hours to be cut.