Stories by Jim Hightower

Populist author and radio commentator Jim Hightower writes The Hightower Lowdown, a monthly newsletter chronicling the ongoing fights by America’s ordinary people against rule by plutocratic elites. Sign up at HightowerLowdown.org. subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

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.

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.

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