To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Jim Hightower

Populist author, public speaker and radio commentator Jim Hightower writes "The Hightower Lowdown," a monthly newsletter chronicling the ongoing fights by America's ordinary people against rule by plutocratic elites. Sign up at HightowerLowdown.org.

Latest Articles

Here’s The Real Deal On ‘Medicare For All’

BY JIM HIGHTOWER What do we want our health care system to do? Care for our health! Yours, mine, our families', our country's. But don't...

If You Drain The Swamp, Where Do The Swamp Critters Go?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Donald Trump bragged in June that "we're draining the swamp," declaring victory over "the unholy alliance of lobbyists and donors and special...

Government For The Rich, The Poor Be Damned

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Donald Trump loooooves farmers. We know this because he says so. "Farmers, I LOVE YOU!" he declared in December. And we've learned that...

Let’s Decode Trump’s Afta-NAFTA Trade Deal

BY JIM HIGHTOWER "Keep your eye on the ball" is a core principle not only for baseball players but also for us commoners trying to...

Will Democrats Be Democrats Or Fraidy-Cats?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER "Trust me!" bellowed the billionaire Donald Trump to working-class voters in 2016, promising he'd be the champion of what he called "the...

Up Against Monopoly

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Farm Aid, the top-notch group of researchers and advocates who've tracked family farm issues for nearly...

Is Health Care More Important Than Health Care Profits?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Last year, Donald Trump said something stupid. OK, nothing astonishing about that – just another day in DonaldWorld. But this stupid thing...

Trump To Working Class: ‘Adios, Chumps’

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Congratulations on that nice pay raise you got last year, a 7% hike – wow! Seven percent might not sound all that big,...

How Ridiculous Is Trump’s Border Stand?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The most ridiculous thing about Donald Trump's xenophobic, demagogic assault on Central American amnesty seekers is that his frantic demand to build...