Jim Hightower

Real News
March 22, 2017

Real News

BY JIM HIGHTOWER A decade ago, some barons of the media establishment designated themselves America’s official arbiters of political truth. One of their tools is PolitiFact, a project of the Tampa Bay Times and several other major newspapers, which issues an award for the year’s most outrageous falsehood. Last year’s election was infested with so…

How Magical Is Donald Trump?
March 16, 2017

How Magical Is Donald Trump?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Trump & Company claim they have a sweeping mandate from voters to remake America – but wait, it is just a magic trick – almost half of the electorate chose not to vote in last November’s presidential election. Here’s another fact: Those of us fighting for populist justice are stronger than we’ve…

What Should We Do About A Mentally Ill President?
March 8, 2017

What Should We Do About A Mentally Ill President?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER It’s time to face up to the obvious: The President of the United States is deranged. I don’t mean that he’s merely idiosyncratic or pushing policies that I think are crazy, nor do I say this as just another political jab. I mean that Donald J. Trump literally is mentally ill. OK,…

The Chicken And The Egg
March 1, 2017

The Chicken And The Egg

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Those who say that we ordinary people can’t have any effect on today’s corporate behemoths should check out two breakthroughs last year by a group the establishment has long derided as somewhere between wacko and criminal: animal rights activists. Members of groups like the Humane Society get demonized, outlawed, sued and jailed…

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…

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