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: Jun 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What's going on here is not the "magic of the marketplace," but some hocus-pocus by brand-name dealers.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

China now owns one of the West's most decadent consumer products.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Now is the time for us to flex some grass-roots political muscle and force Obama to stick to his promise to stop mountaintop coal removal.

Posted on: May 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Contamination has become so widespread that major frozen food purveyors admit they can no longer ensure the safety of their products.

Posted on: May 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Goldman holds billions in taxpayer cash, plans for billions in exec bonuses this year, and has powerful friends in Obama's govt. up the wazoo.

Posted on: May 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Yet more evidence that the banks own Washington.

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our fight against moneyed elites has more than 100 years of history.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The Governor of Texas is one bad haircut away from Blagojevichian levels of gubernatorial gooberness.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

The "too big" claim forms the rationale for the diversion of regular people's money into rich people's pockets.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

As Obama begins winding down the war in Iraq, he is building up his own war farther east. Like Bush, he will depend on private military contractors.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2009, Source: Hightower Lowdown

3/4 of Americans want to see a huge worker protection bill pass through Congress, and the greedy corporations are running scared.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Are right-wingers really claiming that the U.S. has never been riven by class resentment? Get out your history books.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Not for nothing is that country called "the burial ground of empires," "a guerilla's paradise" and "the theme park of problems."

Posted on: Feb 18, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

In no time at all the treasury secretary has reduced Obama's populist bark to a puppy whimper. What are we going to do about it?

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: Creators Syndicate

Those poor, unappreciated Wall Street execs keep whining about the prospect of pay caps. Someone pass a hankie.

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?