To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Friday, February 26, 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

Where Does GOP’s Right-Wing Grouchiness Come From?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER I've found it! I've discovered the original document from which today's Tea Party pontificators have drawn their political creed. Tea-infused Republicans are the...

Who Are Our Rescuers? Us!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The time has come. Six years after the Supreme Court's malignant Citizens United ruling, nearly every American plainly sees how our nation's...

Who Are The Pickpockets Prowling Your City’s Airport?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER If you take the word f-r-e-e and rip the "r" out of it, what do you get? Two things, actually: One, instead...

How To Make Billboards Uglier

BY JIM HIGHTOWER OK, people, we need to discuss billboards. Yes, we really must. Billboards must be living creatures, for they appear to propagate, spreading everywhere,...

To Get America Moving, Tax Financial Transactions

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The financial transaction tax is not an idea whose time has just now come; it simply has returned. From 1914 to 1966, our...

Why Should You And I Have To Keep Paying Mitch McConnell’s Salary?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Antonin Scalia is gone. The nastiest and noisiest of right-wingers on the Supreme Court is dead. But he can't be any more brain...

How Big Pharma Is Trying To Improve Its Image

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Big news, people! Especially for those of you upset by the skyrocketing prices of the essential prescription medicines you take – including...

How Corporate Bamboozlers Intend To Widen Inequality In America

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers that want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is that...

What Really Poisoned Flint’s Water

BY JIM HIGHTOWER The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that government should be run like a business, always focused on cutting costs. Welcome to...