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, 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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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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