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: May 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A computer chip about the size of a dime has already been implanted into the upper backs of several people in our country. It's called VeriChip, and its future is very vague.

Posted on: May 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes I think that the Bush Administration is conspiring to feed me good material. Their latest: Jimmy Carter's Cuba trip, prompting the White House to flail furiously at Castro.

Posted on: May 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Here's a terrific idea: Let's condemn Fidel Castro for not allowing enough freedom for Cuban citizens ... then let's punish him by curtailing the freedom of our own citizens.

Posted on: May 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

You've heard of the Little Shop of Horrors, but now comes the Little Boutique of Retail Ethnography.

Posted on: May 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Woody Guthrie once wrote about the two levels of thieves in our society: "Some'll rob you with a six gun, and some with a fountain pen."

Posted on: May 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Lawrence Small may be perfectly named for the job he's doing.

Posted on: May 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

GOP leaders have gotten their tights in a twist because, they allege, the dastardly Democrats have stolen one of the Republican's favorite political slogans.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Attention Kmart shoppers, we've got a blue-light-special up on the top floor.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Being an idiot is no bar to being a member of congress, and as exhibit number one to prove this point, I offer the fatuous Bob Barr.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2002, Source: Hightower Lowdown

From union busting to Chinese sweatshops, there are a thousand reasons to worry about Wal-Mart.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Time for another report [Sports Theme] from the "Wide, Wide Wide, WILD World of Sports."

Posted on: Apr 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

There's an old saying in Chicago politics: Before you dance on someone's grave, be sure he's dead.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Greenspan never lets reality intrude on his belief in laissez-faire ideology, so he sees no problem with the abusive power that corporate behemoths have amalgamated.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Today's Goober goes to Rep. Patrick Tiberi, a Republican congress critter from Ohio.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet

What is it with George W. and his gang of super-secretive White House authoritarians?

Posted on: Apr 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Let's go to the sports desk [Sports theme] for the Wide, Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports!

Posted on: Apr 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Toy barons are afraid that someday youngsters might begin asking: Where are the factories that make my toys? How old are the workers? How do they live? Do they have toys?

Posted on: Apr 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Thomas White, the Secretary of the Army, seems to have pocketed $12 million in Enron stock sales through insider info. Why is he still on the public payroll?

Posted on: Mar 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The plutocratic autocracy that is the Bush White House has been imperiously dismissive of America's Constitutional systems of checks and balances, attempting to govern by executive fiat.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Pay attention folks, because George W and the congress are quietly maneuvering our country into another war that has nothing to do with any terrorist threat to America.

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