To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Observercast

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

Give Nature A Right To Self-Defense

There was a white oak tree in Athens, GA, that was so treasured by the locals it was not owned by anyone, not even...

The GOP’s Shameful War On Voters

As a general rule, I don't agree with Republican lawmakers, since they're generally wrong. But after looking into one of their main issues, I...

What Texas’ Deep Freeze Revealed

It's written that Nero, the debauched ancient emperor, fiddled while Rome burned. Whether or not that's true, it certainly is true that Ted Cruz,...

Rural Does Not Equal Red

To say that President Joe Biden lost the rural vote is to sugarcoat the dire situation Democrats face out beyond the suburbs. Why? Well,...

Why Billionaires Are Detested

Bob Wills, the renowned leader of a classic Western swing band, would joyously call out mid-song, "Take it away, Leon!" bringing on a crowd-pleasing...

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...