To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, January 18, 2021

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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.

Latest Articles

Pandemic In The Plants

Until recently, few people considered the sources of their meat. Then, a coronavirus walked into one after another of Meat Inc.'s humongous rural factories,...

Something Is Rotten At Big Meat Inc.

Upton Sinclair's landmark 1905 book, The Jungle, exposed the food contamination and worker exploitation hidden in the fetid stockyards and meatpacking plants of Chicago...

The Dow Jones vs. The Doug Jones

Wow, how about that Dow? The Dow Jones Industrial Average, I mean, Wall Street's up-to-the-minute report on whether corporate stock prices are going up, down...

Where Did The Republican Party Go?

Wow, what a surprise! Have you seen the Republican Party's official platform? Perhaps, like me, you would have expected it to be a mishmash of...

Get Into ‘Good Trouble:’ Save Our Post Office & Our Right To Vote

Every now and then, an enormously beneficial soul comes along – someone whose work is so productive, honest and inspirational that he or she...

Crime In The Suites

There's a crime wave underway in America, but the Powers That Be are getting sore necks from looking the other way. I'm talking about...

Spinning Around On Trump’s Money-Go-Round

The Donald is in a funk. He's been outsmarted by an inert virus. His poll numbers are tanking, and even his demagogic pep rallies...

Sacrificing People To Corporate Profit

I think I've figured out the real reason President Donald Trump refuses to wear a coronavirus mask: He realizes that we'd all recognize him...

The GOP’s Grotesque Plan To Cope With COVID-19

Harking back to the embarrassing days of Gov. Rick "Oops" Perry, my state of Texas is once again saddled with a Republican gubernatorial goober....