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: Apr 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"We must create a politics that directly confronts the narcissistic nabobs who're knocking down our people and our country."

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Margaret Mary Vojtko has become an emblem to adjuncts everywhere.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: The Nation

Jim Hightower's humorous journey linking robust populist history to today's grassroots.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Colleges have embraced the corporate culture of a contingent workforce.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: OtherWords

Milwaukee demonstrates a clever use of resources.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No wonder lawmakers don't care about basic needs like health care, food stamps and Social Security.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We are all being exposed to dangerous mega-doses of antibiotics constantly adding to our resistance to the life-saving drug.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Police departments across the U.S. have a growing collection of toys used by the army.

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.