Jim Hightower

It’s Time To Put Food Policy Back On The Table
February 15, 2017

It’s Time To Put Food Policy Back On The Table

BY JIM HIGHTOWER During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining: “A pigeon can still make a deposit on a new John Deere.” That’s funny – except, it really wasn’t. Worse, the…

Hallelujah, Trump Rushes To Aid The Needy!
February 8, 2017

Hallelujah, Trump Rushes To Aid The Needy!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority? Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say that people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder – the poor and the failing middle class…

Is Trump’s America Our America?
February 1, 2017

Is Trump’s America Our America?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Who are we? Are we the great America of courage, spunk, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise – as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms and Emma Lazarus’ sonnet engraved on the Statue of Liberty? Or are we the sad America…

Why So Many People Loathe Congress
January 25, 2017

Why So Many People Loathe Congress

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Uncle Sam wants you! Not the symbolic Uncle Sam, but Sam Johnson. Although he’s been a member of Congress more than a quarter of a century, it’s unlikely you’ve ever heard of him. He’s a lawmaker who holds a congressional seat, but just sits in it, achieving so little that he’s unnoticeable….

We Can Beat Back The Reign Of Trump
January 22, 2017

We Can Beat Back The Reign Of Trump

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Buckle up, friends. Most Americans are about to be detoured onto a rough and rocky back road called “Trump Way.” The autocratic tycoon was unabashed on the campaign trail in promising his victory would ensure millions of people a dire future, including mass deportations of immigrants, refugee bans and frontal assaults on…

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