Stories by 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 (Wiley, March 2008). He publishes the monthly Hightower Lowdown, co-edited by Phillip Frazer. subscribe to Jim Hightower's feed

Posted on: Apr 19, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Donald's deep darkness has sparked a prairie fire of mass opposition.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

You'd get prison time for robbing a bank at gunpoint; bankers who rob customers get multimillion-dollar payouts.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Our greatest strength is not in Washington rallies and protests—it's our ability to organize and mobilize around issues of populist justice.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2017, Source: AlterNet

From Texas to North Dakota, cities and towns are fighting big money in education, agriculture, and so much more.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A government built on smoke and mirrors, where the only real thing is the racism.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It's obvious that the guy is not well and is unable to handle the stressful demands of being president.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Before Trump took power, 2016 was a good year for protecting chickens.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Financial trusts snatch up valuable U.S. acreage, then convert into fast-buck investments for global speculators.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The fat cats will never get their hands dirty, but they will underpay tenant farmers to do the work of actual farming.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

One that benefits farmers, and not Monsanto.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2017, Source: Hightower Lowdown

"Farm policy hasn’t come up even once in a presidential debate for the past 16 years."

Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

For 50 years, America's middle-class families have been pummeled by corporate greedmeisters and their political henchmen.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As long as he keeps hiring family, there will be none.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2016, Source: OtherWords

The former Texas governor's only experience for the job comes from stiffing the American people—and their environment.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

In this season of Peace on Earth, a delusional faction of rightists has cooked up a hokey "cultural crisis" to rally their own followers by fomenting hatred

Posted on: Dec 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Making Trump’s promised populism one of the biggest election scams in history.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The man couldn't name the department in 2012.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The incoming president would paint his victory as more fabulous, takes on Wall Streeters by bringing them onboard.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Trump's no populist, he's a full-time corporatist.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The billionaire brothers are training political puppets to push their hateful agenda.