To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, January 24, 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.

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War Mania

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How Do The Rich Become Uber-Rich?

As Ray Charles wailed in a song of true-life blues, "hem that's got are them that gets/And I ain't got nothin' yet." While the workaday...

What If You Were To Own Your Own Power Company?

About 40 years ago, a right-wing codger named Eddie Chiles became a momentary political celebrity in my state by buying airtime on hundreds of...

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...

Can ‘Powerless Nobodies’ Fight The Corporate Powers?

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