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 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Get a grip, Rick Perry!

Posted on: Jun 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What would Jesus have done? Definitely not this.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Also, work towards the common good.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013, Source: Creators Syndicate

"Little Koch Brothers of Plutocracy" should not receive tax exempt status.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: Other Words

By outlawing dumpster diving, Houston is making life impossible for the most vulnerable.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Last month's hiring increase was almost entirely for receptionists, waiters, clerks, temp workers, car-rental agents and other low-wage positions.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The attack on factory farm whistleblowers will gag you almost as badly as viewing the gross animal abuse.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There are plenty of horrors to make you weep this Earth Day. But tears don't bring change.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

If you've been gouged by your bank, discriminated against, sexually harassed, unfairly fired, you'll most likely find that you're barred from the courthouse door.

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?

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