To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, October 20, 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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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...

Moneyed Elites Get Richer The Old-Fashioned Way: Stealing

BY JIM HIGHTOWER With the 2016 presidential campaigns in full swing the burdens of the working middle class have taken center stage. And believe it...

Grassroots Democracy-Building In Iowa

BY JIM HIGHTOWER As Henrik Ibsen said: "You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth." Democracy is...

Walker Cuts Higher-Ed Budget, Funds Corporate Welfare

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Meet Scott Walker, corporate whore and lousy gambler . The Wisconsin governor says he should be America's next president because he's a proven...