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: Mar 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

What threat does Chavez pose to us? None. Zero. Zip.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Republicans stand to gain much from the rewriting of local district borders.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Clean election initiatives give candidates of any party the chance to finance both their primary and general-election campaigns with public funds.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Social Security has lowered poverty levels, yet is under attack from all angles.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Wal-Mart workers get barely a third of Costco's pay, plus a lousy health-care plan. Costco even has unions!

Posted on: Mar 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If you think CorporateWorld can't get any more conniving, you've not figured on Monsanto.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

I have excellent news, Americans! The Bushites have come up with a sure-fire plan to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the USA!

Posted on: Mar 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Two-thirds of infected cows couldn't be tracked and presumably had ended up in our lunches and dinners. The administration's response: "It's time to move on."

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Sleight-of-hand has become George's chief presidential legacy, and if you actually look at the budget numbers, you'll see a paucity of support behind his rich rhetoric.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

For the Bushites, all the world is a stage, and we're merely the people who have to pay for their show.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

For a civic lesson on how government works in this modern age, look no further than the example of Southern Company.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Not only does Bush's budget not add up, it pretends that 2+2 equals 22 and that you and I are too stupid to know the difference.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

"Let us be dissatisfied," said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "until the dark yesterdays of segregated schools will be transformed into bright tomorrows of quality integrated education."

Posted on: Feb 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If you've got an old wreck of a car with a busted engine, you can put the shiniest coat of paint that there is on it, but that old wreck still won't take you anywhere.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Anyone who still thinks there's not a dime's worth of difference between the two parties should take a look at a Washington squabble over the dime itself.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

f you've ever seen a big washing machine go into its spin cycle, you have some idea of how fast the Bushites are spinning the truth as they try to launder their story on those missing Weapons of Mass Destruction, which they insisted only a year ago that Saddam Hussein had and was prepared to fling at America.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Something major is taking place in our country that corporate chieftains don't want us talking about: Jobless creep.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

More than 500 American soldiers have now died in Bush's ongoing Iraqi war. Untold thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians have also died.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Halliburton keeps sinking deeper and deeper into the goo of crass political cronyism.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

George W has come up with a bold idea that I enthusiastically support. Bush says he wants to go to the moon and to Mars, and I, for one, see no reason not to send him there! Who are we to stand in the way of progress?

Posted on: Jan 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

But which government was it that had helped build up Saddam's military and had winked at the very chemical weapons that the Bush administration now condemns?

Posted on: Jan 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In case you were busy drinking eggnog and missed this story, BushCo delivered a lovely Christmas gift to the timber industry just before the holiday break.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A company called Applied Digital Solutions wants you to undergo a surgical procedure to implant a tiny RFID microchip in your arm.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The very idea of advertisers is to intrude into your head, doing whatever it takes to get there and plant a brand name like some alien pod of commercialization.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

As a patriotic, taxpaying American, I for one, am proud to see that George W. Bush is defending our shores against one of the more important terrorist threats to the American people: Cuban cigars.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

New laws Bush pushed through congress allow FBI agents to go get your personal financial records -- without your approval or knowledge.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

An enormous amount of the damage being done by the salmon factories goes unnoticed despite its tremendous impact on salmon lovers and the environment.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Today, there's a new brute on the block, exerting more power over America's economy than the Robber Barons could dream of. It is Wal-Mart.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

At last, the Golden Age of television is upon us again! But, alas, this is not the golden age of TV quality -- but literally the age of TV gold, when advertisers have become the programming.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Bushites are spending billions of our tax dollars in an anti-democratic lockdown to keep public information from... well, us -- the tax-paying public.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Powers That Be -- both political and corporate -- are experts at fooling themselves... while mistakenly thinking that they're also fooling us.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Here's a new political slogan with some integrity and democratic gravitas to it: "Let's run government like a government."

Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Ho-Ho-Ho, shouts Corporate America -- 'tis the season to Buy-Buy-Buy!

Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Canada? A people so gentle that their national flag features a maple leaf? What threat are they?

Posted on: Dec 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The White House's cold avoidance of any public mourning of the more than 400 coffins that have come back to our country from George W's war in Iraq is disheartening.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It seems like only yesterday that Wall Street, Washington, and the media were insisting that the flaming collapse of Enron was nothing but an extraordinary exception to "the norm" of corporate America's high ethical standards.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

It's time to venture again into the Far, Far, Far-out Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Soldiers put themselves in the way of horrendous harm, only to be betrayed by a money-grubbing, draft-dodging, commander-in-chief who's shamelessly trying to stiff them.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street wolves and congressional opportunists of both parties insist Social Security is doomed to failure and facing an imminent financial crisis.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Nabors has a hotshot high-dollar Washington lobbyist trying to ram through a behind-the-scenes law that would let it both abandon America and take American business from taxpaying American companies.

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