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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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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:30am
What's Next for the Bernie Sanders Revolution?
As we approach the upcoming Democratic convention, let's look back at the race... and forward to the future. The mainstream media tried to reduce the two Democratic campaigns as a Hillary v. Bernie war. The reality, though, is that most Sanders backers were enthusiastic precisely because his...
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 2:45pm
Hillary Wants to Bring Back Bill. She Shouldn’t.
This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Clinton is the one who recently stunned me. Attempting to convince wary working class families that she’ll lift up the poor, shore up the middle class, and stand against the abuses of her Wall Street...
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 8:45am
Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay?
Hey, can we all just stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street's big money-grubbing banks? Sure, they went belly-up and crashed our economy with their frauds, rigged casino games, and raw greed. And, yes, the Bush and Obama regimes rushed to bail them out with trillions of dollars in...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:30am
Crime Can Pay if It’s Big Enough
Wow, $5 billion. That’s the stunning amount Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams, which helped wreck America’s economy in 2008. That’s a lot of gold, even for Goldman. Yet the Wall Street powerhouse says it’s “ pleased ” to swallow...
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