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: Jul 6, 2016, Source: OtherWords

Until the feds charge reckless bankers individually, they'll shake down shareholders to bail them out for misdeeds.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The establishment was too out of touch to know how angry many people were.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Nabisco plans to move an Oreo plant to Mexico, taking much-needed Chicago jobs with it.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it's conformity, a defining feature of the GOP.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hillary promises her husband will be put "in charge of revitalizing the economy." Good grief!

Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source:

A small-town cartoonist in Iowa got the boot when he offended a Big Ag giant.

Posted on: May 27, 2016, Source:

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump each tapped into different segments of the American population who are fired-up. What will they do if they're candidates don't win?

Posted on: May 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The political elite are oblivious to irony: they are the ones who gave birth to the mass anger that now confronts them.

Posted on: May 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Introducing Glencore, rapacious global lord.

Posted on: May 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Uber lost in Austin. But will other cities catch on to the anti-labor "gig economy" before it's too late?

Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A $5 billion fine is chump change for the likes of Goldman Sachs.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Democratic race is closer than the mainstream media would like to admit.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Mossack Fonseca is getting all of the attention, but state governments are just as guilty of corruption.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It's so easy you won't believe you didn't think of it first.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

They reap what they sow.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Where does all the the Tea Party's grouchiness come from?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: Other Words

The late justice’s demise at a Texas resort shows why we can't trust judges to police their own integrity.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: Other Words

Big pharma executives are going all out to paint themselves as the good guys — just not to you.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Flint reveals that there is a much deeper contamination poisoning our country's political morals.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Corporate predator Icahn is crying poverty for poor superrich chieftains of profiteering giants.