To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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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.

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What Does Small Government Buy Us?

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How Do The Rich Become Uber-Rich?

As Ray Charles wailed in a song of true-life blues, "hem that's got are them that gets/And I ain't got nothin' yet." While the workaday...

What If You Were To Own Your Own Power Company?

About 40 years ago, a right-wing codger named Eddie Chiles became a momentary political celebrity in my state by buying airtime on hundreds of...

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...

Can ‘Powerless Nobodies’ Fight The Corporate Powers?

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‘Tax The Rich’ Is No Longer Just A Political Slogan

There's nothing inevitable about inequality. It's an injustice that the moneyed powers and their political hirelings have chosen. We the People can choose a...

Which Food Future Will You Choose?

It's time to talk turkey! No, not the Butterball sitting in the Oval Office. I'm talking about the real thing, the big bird, 46 million...

How Repugnant Is Big Oil?

When you're undergoing a dental procedure, there's one thing you never want to hear you dentist say: "Oops!" It's also alarming to hear that from...
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