Jim Hightower

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. Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:45am
Laboratories of Democracy and the Mad Scientists of the Right
In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America's federal structure is that "a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country."...
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Donnie Is a Trumpist, Not a Populist
To many hard-working people, this is a time of economic uncertainty. Thus, it is important to point out that America's superrich are intentionally and brazenly knocking down the middle class and poor to further enrich themselves. They are aided by clueless, corrupt politicians who don't care about...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 9:45am
What Can You Possibly Buy for 47 Cents These Days?
Although most of us take it for granted, America's postal service is an amazing bargain. For only 47 cents, you can purchase A "Forever" postage stamp. Buy one 47-cent stamp, and postal workers will deliver your envelope to any address in the country by plane, train, bus, boat, truck, car, bike,...
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 8:30am
Cleaning Up After Pundits
Being a muckracking political writer often makes me feel like a custodian in a horse barn, constantly shoveling manure. It's a messy, stinky job — but on the bright side, the stuff is plentiful, so the work is steady. Indeed, I'm now a certified Equine Excrement Engineer, having developed a narrow...
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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:15am
Debt Collectors Get Away With Daylight Robbery
I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law ‘n order politicians. So, why are they trying to scrap the sheriff and unleash thousands of robbers to run wild across America? The sheriff they want to nix is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The thieves they’re out to help...
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 8:15am
Donnie's Little Lies are Huuuuuge
An old saying asserts that falsehoods come in three escalating levels: "Lies, damn lies, and statistics." Now, however, we've been given an even-higher level of intentional deception: Policy speeches by Donald Trump. Take his recent highly publicized address outlining specific economic policies he...
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 8:00am
Rampaging Debt Collectors are Committing Highway Robbery
Some corporations engage in such abusive consumer rip-offs that they're just plain evil. But then there are some profiteers that dig even deeper into the dark void of their corporate souls to achieve the ultimate status: TRULY EVIL. Consider the gang of debt collection firms that are thugglishly...
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 8:30am
The Populist Insurgency is Ratcheting Up
What an amazing Democratic primary season it was! And we now have this happy result: WE WON! "We" being the millions of young people, mad-as-hell working stiffs, independents, deep-rooted progressives, and other "outsiders" who felt The Bern and forged a new, game-changing, populist force of, by,...
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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 11:00am
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
What if organizers and volunteers joined forces to run a nationwide campaign to replace today’s corporate-owned congress — all at once? Yes, one sweeping campaign against all incumbents of either party who owe their jobs to Big Money. A new campaign called Brand New Congress is trying to do just...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 7:30am
Campaigns End on Election Day. Revolutions Don't.
The fervent prayer of old-line Democratic operatives and corporate funders is that the Sanders Storm will dissipate now that Hillary Clinton will get the nomination, thus allowing politics — as — usual to reestablish its grip on the system. Here's why I think they're dead wrong: First, whatever...
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