Jim Hightower

The Great Scamazon
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The Great Scamazon

BY JIM HIGHTOWER As you’re doing your holiday shopping this season, think about this: While big brand names travel hither, thither and yon to play Milk the Taxpayer, Amazon is totally rewriting the rules of the taxpayer subsidies game, super-sizing their piles of public money without even having to go door to door. In September,…

Net Neutrality
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Net Neutrality

BY JIM HIGHTOWER We’re told by politicos, pundits and internet providers themselves that access to the net is crucial to our educational achievement, future prosperity and ability to be self-governing. Yet, while this digital highway is deemed vital to our nation’s well-being, access to it is not offered as a public service – i.e., an…

Why So Many Americans Hate Trump’s Tax Reform
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Why So Many Americans Hate Trump’s Tax Reform

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Sam Rayburn of Texas, who was a legendary speaker of the U.S. House in the 1940s and ’50s, offered this piece of ethical advice for lawmakers who were conflicted over whether to vote for the People over the lobbyists: “Every now and then, a politician ought to do something just because it’s…

Earth Dinner
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Earth Dinner

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Let’s talk Turkey! No, not the orange butterball sitting in the Oval Office. I’m talking about the real thing, the big bird, 46 million of which we Americans will devour on this Thanksgiving Day. It was the Aztecs who first domesticated the gallopavo, but leave it to the Spanish explorers to “foul-up”…

Trump’s Strange Bromances With Duterte And Putin
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Trump’s Strange Bromances With Duterte And Putin

BY JIM HIGHTOWER “We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte, a self-styled “toughie” who boasts of personally killing many people and who likes to compare himself to Satan, has been on a murderous rampage since his…

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