To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Saturday, January 23, 2021

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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

Who’s Really Behind The Desecration Of Our Capitol?

What exploded in our nation's Capitol on Jan. 6 is an outrage, a desecration of America's democratic ideals! But I don't merely mean the ransacking...

Special Gifts For Special People

Ho-ho-ho, wait till you hear about the gifts I gave to some of America's power elites for Christmas. To each of our Congress critters, I...

Timeless Truths For Trying Times

In a spoof of country music's sad songs of heartache and woe, the old "Hee Haw" TV show periodically featured a couple of its...

Trump’s Anti-Labor Department

In building glittery enclaves like Trump Tower, luxury resorts and casinos, our shady dealmaker of a president has routinely used lies, bankruptcies, union busting...

The Worst Of Times, The Best Of Times

Many years ago, literary critic Dorothy Parker skewered an unfortunate author with her sharp wit: "This is not a novel to be tossed aside...

Should Gig Giants Keep Gigging Workers?

There's a mournful Peggy Lee song that asks the existential question: "Is that all there is?" Some progressives are asking that when looking at...

Sabotaging Democracy

Little-known fact: In more and more races, the GOP doesn't have broad enough appeal to fairly produce an election majority, so it has resorted...

Trump’s Rule Of Lies And Partisan Judges

Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump puffed himself up in full Trumpian pomposity to proclaim to us rubes: "We will honor the American...

How The Right Rigs Elections

Is it really so hard? Voting, I mean – smooth democratic elections with all citizens able to easily cast their ballots and with every...