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 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

He joins the red pope!

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

They've decided that the Pope is a "Marxist." What about Jesus?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Good guy Gensler gets replaced by Wall Street lapdog.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The beverage behemoth is running a stealth campaign to sell you more drinks.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

How Nixon appointee Earl Butz inadvertently started the 'good food' movement.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The three-ring circus we call election day had some bizarre sideshows.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2013, Source: Other Words

For fast food, they sure are slow to adapt to the new leaner, greener market.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: Other Words

While relaxing in their often-luxurious urban nests, they till the government’s ridiculous “direct payments” system, harvesting millions of dollars each year from taxpayers.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would create a virtually permanent corporate rule over the people.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The poor finally get a champion at the Vatican in Pope Francis.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We are in the grasp of oligarchs who think they owe nothing to a public that has made them so wealthy.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Building walls to 'secure our country' has huge potential to be just another boondoggle, and it won't solve anything.

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.

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