To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, November 18, 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.

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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...

Where To Get The Money To Start Fixing Inequality

BY JIM HIGHTOWER When Jesse Jackson ran a strong populist campaign for president in 1988, advocating bold new policies and programs to address inequality, establishment...

The Gloppy Mess Of Merger Mania

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Here's a recipe for you: Chop up 6 Oscar Meyer wieners, stir in 1 cup of Heinz ketchup, blend with 1/2 cup...

When The World’s On Fire, What Should We Do?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER For millions of people around the globe – especially young people – the pressing issue of our time is this: The world...

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...