Stories by Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the new 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: Feb 6, 2009, Source:

The CIA plans to lift us to victory -- one libido at a time!

Posted on: Feb 4, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Washington shouldn't reward Wall Street's culture of excess. Instead, it should insist that those who wrecked the economy be fired.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008, Source:

With more than 14,000 square feet of prime mall space, the experience center is bigger than three basketball courts and is filled with lots of dazzle.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our economy didn't melt down, it was taken down the unbridled greed of economic elites, enabled by their political courtesans in Washington.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Living in a small town and being able to field dress a moose does not make Palin a populist, no matter how much pundits want to pretend it does.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2008, Source:

Mary Ellen Lease would be ashamed.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

McCain has already assembled his clique of advisors, and they don't have our best interests in mind.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Obama's advisers will be the ones whispering in the president's ear and pulling the levers of executive power.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

America can't shop its way to greatness, and this one-time, government-funded shopping spree won't lead us to a sound economy.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The fight for our country's future is still in our hands. Grass-roots movements are breaking free from corporate control.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

We've learned the hard way over the past seven years that George W lives in his own fantasy world.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Seal-the-border hysteria is everywhere. Instead of blaming immigrants for America's problems, let's look at executives on both sides of the border.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The real Reagan certainly doesn't deserve the heights of Rushmore, but neither did he fall to the depth of today's extremists who claim his image.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2008, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Democrats' fizzle in the face of the power-grabbing Bush administration is doing serious damage to America's political psyche.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Wait till you hear about the gifts I gave to some of America's power elites for Christmas.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Their shopping list is filled with requests for the Bushites to rig regulatory rules to benefit their industries.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Just in time for Christmas comes something that Christians worldwide will consider to be an abomination.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet

We are not powerless consumers. We're sovereign citizens who can send a potent message to corporate profiteers by voting with our dollars. it!

Posted on: Nov 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Since Bush and his GOP allies don't believe in federalized medicine, it is our duty to free them of the burden of having their own health coverage paid for by us taxpayers!

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Bush & Buckshot are riding their little stick horses, demonizing another Muslim nation -- and the Dems are supporting it. We've got to shut them down.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

George W likes to claim that global terrorists are out to attack America because "They hate our freedoms." But we're learning that it's really the Bushites themselves who hate America's freedoms.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Over the years, I've come across some very clever protest actions, but here's one that just beats the pants off all the others.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2007, Source: AlterNet

It's not the demonstrators who are out of control, it's the authorities. And they're not merely cracking down on a few people - they're trampling the Constitutional rights of all of us.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Gosh, I want to go to GOPland. What a wonderful place it is: sunny skies every day, bluebirds of happiness everywhere, and an always-booming economy that's spreading wealth to everyone!

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Constitution is being trampled and nothing less than American democracy itself is endangered -- a presidential coup is taking place. Where is Congress?

Posted on: Sep 18, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

A new animal-tracking system could put Big Brother in your backyard -- even if you're not a farmer.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

How "reputable" financial firms are using an arsenal of tricks to extract high payments from homeowners, drain their equity and steal their homes.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

In these weird times of privatization fever, selling off bridges, toll roads and airports is no longer considered preposterous -- for the billionaires who can afford them it's good business.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The sprawling $43 billion homeland security department is known for being in charge of America's color-coded terrorist-threat alarm system, a sham that obscures HSD's real mission: to serve as a giant federal cookie jar for corporate America.

Posted on: May 25, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

After committing troops to a war that has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions without homes, George W. Bush says he prays for safety and peace. Way to go, Georgie, shift the responsibility for your mess to God.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2007, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Electoral reform isn't just starry-eyed theory: Clean elections are taking place in states from Arizona to North Carolina, reversing the big-money corruption that rampages throughout our political system.

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?