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: Mar 20, 2013, Source: Other Words

That's the talk of Texas political pandering to interests that don't want to fund real sex education.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This is not a time for meek proposals from Obama. He has to think big, and take it to the people.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2013, Source: Creators Syndicate

Marijuana's non-narcotic cousin is economic, ecological and downright patriotic

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A true Wall St. sob story.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Universities that once prided themselves as being centers of free thinking are increasingly dominated by corporate-think, turning their institutions into sales centers.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These victories came in campaigns that had no candidates — no Democrats, Republicans or other party designations.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Welcome to the first autocratic czardom in the nation.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: Other Words

Supporters and leaders of the hydraulic fracturing industry aren't being honest about government support for this new natural gas boom.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

All in the name of disempowering the many and enthroning the privileged few.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

This is a national scandal, and few people have noticed.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Colorado shooter had an armory of weapons that wouldn't fit in any purse. And need I point out that he was a he?

Posted on: Sep 3, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Increasing the minimum wage to just $10.00 from $7.25 would be a shot in the arm to poverty-stricken Americans.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The biotech industry is willing to tamper with our food supply, our kids' minds and our basic consumer rights.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of the nation's most obscenely wealthy.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: Other Words

So much of Monsanto's poison was spread in the past decade that weeds naturally developed a resistance to it.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Do you prefer it with a nice Bernaise sauce, a side of garlicky spinach -- or maybe some transglutaminase? Yes, "meat glue" -- it's what's for dinner!

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How the beer lobby is taking advantage of addiction.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

In medicated America, the fix for every problem is just a prescription away. Except that it's not.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: Other Words

Hostess will make employees less secure by busting their pensions, cutting their medical benefits and abrogating their labor contracts.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

In the Constitution, "security" means protection from our law enforcers, not by them.