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: Dec 31, 2010, Source: Hightower Lowdown

We can have the kind of economy, government, environment, and country we want, if we keep pushing, organizing, building, and otherwise doing the work of democracy.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2010, Source: Other Words

With two million employees laboring in 8,500 stores spread around the globe, somehow Walmart is trying to put on a "local" mask.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As the 12 jurors affirmed their "guilty" vote, DeLay was visibly stunned, unable to comprehend that someone of his importance could be treated just like a regular thief.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Large corporations are trying to put on a progressive face. Don't be fooled.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2010, Source: Other Words

Boneheaded executives and greed-headed investors might be draining the fresh water supplies where you live.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The annual bonuses paid to Wall Street's top bankers keep rising, even with the economy in the tank.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Airline executives are showing in myriad ways that they hate their customers.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Our soldiers have been fighting, bleeding and dying in two hellacious, multitrillion-dollar conflagrations since 2001 -- their blood continues to flow, with no end in sight.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The most pampered people on the planet -- people who wallow in luxury, with never a concern about losing a job or getting their kids into college -- are wailing in self-pity.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2010, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Death ought not be the price of having a job. But corporate deaths are happening every day, and our "leaders" are accepting it. It's a national disgrace.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

America's corporate chieftains must love poor people, for they're doing all they can to create millions more of them. Let's put a stop to this.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The financial giants hired away nearly 150 regulators, luring them with fat salaries to switch sides and become industry lobbyists.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We need someone who's not afraid to go up against the big banks and who won't be influenced by the money of Wall Street.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Shirley Sherrod fiasco didn't just expose ugliness on the part of Breitbart, Fox News and Obama. It also overshadowed another, truly racist act.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2010, Source: AlterNet

As personal economies keep shriveling, politicians are more interested in comforting the comfortable.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Let the ideas percolate up from a thousand localities!

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The two species have a natural affinity for each other. It's likely they sprang from the same genetic pool.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2010, Source: Hightower Lowdown

We must reclaim populism from dissemblers and hijackers because populism is a legitimate, positive, uniting political expression with a rich history.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

BP has been implicated in bribery, overthrowing governments, plunder and money laundering, plus having established one of the worst safety records in the industry.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

"What we're witnessing is not merely a human and environmental horror, but also an appalling deterioration in our nation's governance."