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, January 18, 2017 - 9:30am
We Can Beat Back the Reign of Trump
Buckle up, friends. Most Americans are about to be detoured onto a rough and rocky back road called "Trump Way." The autocratic tycoon was unabashed on the campaign trail in promising his victory would ensure millions of people a dire future, including mass deportations of immigrants, refugee bans...
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:30am
Searching for Integrity in Trumplandia
It's about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs out of country. Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed, or I'll slap you with a huuuge tariff when you try to sell your foreign-made products here...
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 8:30am
What Is the 'Trump Fix'?
In Donald Trump's presidential campaign, it was his frequent, unbridled slaps at Wall Street elites and arrogant, job-busting corporate executives that gave him the "populistic" patina he needed to win. But wait a minute: Who are those guys escorting The Donald into the Oval Office? Oh, my God,...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:45pm
Why in the World Would Trump Tap Perry to be Energy Secretary?
Perk up people - for I bring you tidings of great joy: Gov. "Oops" is back! Yes, Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who specialized in putting the "goober" in gubernatorial, is being brought back from well-earned obscurity in rural Texas to join the menagerie of characters in "The Donald Show."...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:30am
Augustus Trumpus
All hail Augustus Trumpus! All hail the American Putin, whom none can criticize! All hail the Great All Knowing One, who reveals "realities" that are not there and finds "facts" that mere mortals cannot detect. Once again, The Amazing Donald has demonstrated his phantasmagoric power of perception,...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:15am
The New Founder, Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
When you think of America's great Constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This past January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brother's Plutocratic Kingdom and American...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:45pm
Bing Bing, Bong Bong, Bing Bing
What an election year. I feel like I've been transported through a cosmic squirrel hole and into a baffling political universe where facts are fiction, bizarre is normal and corruption is a virtue. Am I hallucinating? Or has this insanity really happened? Since I can't yet conjure up the deep...
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Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 11:45am
Who Won in 2016? Big Money.
In one of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, the key clue that solved the whodunit wasn’t something that happened, but something that didn’t — specifically, a dog that didn’t bark. That plot fits one of the great mysteries of this year’s Trump-Clinton race for president: There was no barking at...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:45am
The Cannon Ball Saga, An Epic Story From The American Heartland
There is an epic clash of two cultures — one with a guiding ethic of harmony between people and nature, the other driven by an ethos that encourages the exploitation of both. Yet, for months, our clueless media gave this match-up little coverage. For the face-off is between Energy Transfer Partners...
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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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