To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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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.

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Exxon’s Weapons of Mass Confusion On Climate Change

   BY JIM HIGHTOWER There is a constant flow of headlines these days confirming the mess we've made: "Looks Like Rain Again. And Again"; "Alaska Will...

The Sleaze, Guilt, and Punishment of Don Blankenship

 BY JIM HIGHTOWER Don Blankenship didn't get what he deserves in his federal trial, but he definitely deserves what he got. "Guilty," declared all 12 West...

Building Monopolies, One Merger After Another

 BY JIM HIGHTOWER Corporate World is experiencing a surge in the urge to merge. Control of market after market – from cable TV to chickens, banking...

Let’s Get on Board with High-Speed Rail

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Practically every wealthy nation today is making major investments in building high-speed rail networks to transport their people: Japan, Canada, France,...

Let’s Break Away from Black Friday Syndrome

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Here comes the holiday season. It's a month-long season of friends, family and spiritual reflection, and a time to decompress from...

What’s the Price on Jeb Bush’s Integrity?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER If you are a presidential aspirant and you have to tell people that you are a person of integrity – there's a...

How Much “Free Speech” Can You Buy?

 BY JIM HIGHTOWER In today's so-called "democratic" election process, Big Money doesn't talk, it roars -- usually drowning out the people's voice. Bizarrely, the Supreme Court...

‘We Are Writing the Rules,’ says Obama. Who’s ‘We’?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The negotiations and the sales push behind Washington's latest "free trade" agreement amounts to Kabuki theater. What theater? Kabuki. It's a 17th...

A Flagrant Liar For President?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER We've got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina! Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey – just...
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