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 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These victories came in campaigns that had no candidates — no Democrats, Republicans or other party designations.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Welcome to the first autocratic czardom in the nation.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: Other Words

Supporters and leaders of the hydraulic fracturing industry aren't being honest about government support for this new natural gas boom.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

All in the name of disempowering the many and enthroning the privileged few.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

This is a national scandal, and few people have noticed.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

The Colorado shooter had an armory of weapons that wouldn't fit in any purse. And need I point out that he was a he?

Posted on: Sep 3, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Increasing the minimum wage to just $10.00 from $7.25 would be a shot in the arm to poverty-stricken Americans.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The biotech industry is willing to tamper with our food supply, our kids' minds and our basic consumer rights.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of the nation's most obscenely wealthy.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: Other Words

So much of Monsanto's poison was spread in the past decade that weeds naturally developed a resistance to it.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Do you prefer it with a nice Bernaise sauce, a side of garlicky spinach -- or maybe some transglutaminase? Yes, "meat glue" -- it's what's for dinner!

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How the beer lobby is taking advantage of addiction.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

In medicated America, the fix for every problem is just a prescription away. Except that it's not.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: Other Words

Hostess will make employees less secure by busting their pensions, cutting their medical benefits and abrogating their labor contracts.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown

In the Constitution, "security" means protection from our law enforcers, not by them.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Americans are buying from local artisans, fair-trade merchants, certified sweatshop-free manufacturers and others in the burgeoning non-corporate economy.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown

While it can be disheartening to see the smallness of those in power, don't let it get you down, for they want us to become so disheartened that we give up.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Vets are rallying with the Occupy movement, expressing their anger at being used in two senseless wars that enriched corporate contractors.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2011, Source: Other Words

The "improved" Wendy's burger has a fattier beef patty, a buttered bun, and whole-fat mayonnaise — weighing in at 33 grams of fat and 580 calories per burger.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When this taxpayer-supported lifer flits into your town to declare that he will slash public benefits, he means in your life, not his.