Jim Hightower

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim 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.

Articles by this author

Views
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:30am
Manna From Hell
War is hell. Unless, of course, you happen to be a global corporate peddler of rockets, drones, bombs, and all the other hellish weaponry of military conflict. In that case, war is manna from hell. So bring it on. Indeed, it seems as if Beelzebub himself is in charge these days, with U.S. military...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 8:45am
Take the Movement to the White House
At a recent dinner with my work team, I was reminded that I had said I wanted to travel less for work this year so I could focus on other projects. Instead, I find myself bouncing across the country campaigning for my friend who decided to run for president. I first met Bernie Sanders in the 1980s...
Read more
Views
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 8:45am
Something Is Happening
When I crossed paths with a Democratic Party campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come out to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for the presidency. "You gotta be kiddin' me...
Read more
Views
Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 11:30am
Why the GOP's Fence Fantasy Is a Farce
A long time ago, in a not-so-faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or two — and be quasi-qualified. That land was the USA. It still exists as a place, but these days,...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:45am
Why the GOP's Fence Fantasy Is a Farce
A long time ago, in a not-so-faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or two — and be quasi-qualified. That land was the USA. It still exists as a place, but these days,...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 8:15am
Should Big Corporations Pay the Taxes They Owe?
Carl Icahn, noted corporate predator and takeover specialist who made billions of dollars in corporate deals, has recently begun pushing a charitable cause involving a group of people who, through no fault of their own, are being forced out of America. Syrian migrants who've lost everything, you...
Read more
Views
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 8:45am
Why Isn’t the Media Feeling the Bern?
Let’s go to the scoreboard to see who’s winning the exciting presidential election media coverage game. The Tyndall Report , a non-partisan media monitoring firm that has been tracking the nightly news broadcasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC, found that Trump is tromp, tromp, tromping over the airtime of...
Read more
Views
Friday, December 25, 2015 - 8:30am
The Trans-Pacific Trade Scam
Last spring, President Barack Obama got downright crabby about people criticizing the mammoth Trans-Pacific Partnership he’s trying to sell to Congress and the public. More and more Americans are learning that the TPP would undermine America’s very sovereignty, giving multinational corporations...
Read more
Views
Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 10:15am
Partnering with the Devil
As a raker of muck, it’s my job to root out the nefarious doings and innate immorality of the corporate creature. But these days I’m being rendered obsolete by how ordinary corporate nefariousness has become. The wrongdoings of major corporations, and even entire industries, are now so commonplace...
Read more
Views
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:15am
What Competing Thanksgiving Tales Share
Thanksgiving is here. Let’s eat! America’s most food-focused holiday traces its roots back to the abundant feast that Pilgrims and Indians enjoyed together in the fall of 1621. Only half of the Mayflower Pilgrims who’d arrived at Plymouth Rock the previous December survived their first year in the...
Read more

Pages