To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, June 23, 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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The Worst Of Times, The Best Of Times

Many years ago, literary critic Dorothy Parker skewered an unfortunate author with her sharp wit: "This is not a novel to be tossed aside...

Should Gig Giants Keep Gigging Workers?

There's a mournful Peggy Lee song that asks the existential question: "Is that all there is?" Some progressives are asking that when looking at...

Sabotaging Democracy

Little-known fact: In more and more races, the GOP doesn't have broad enough appeal to fairly produce an election majority, so it has resorted...

Trump’s Rule Of Lies And Partisan Judges

Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump puffed himself up in full Trumpian pomposity to proclaim to us rubes: "We will honor the American...

How The Right Rigs Elections

Is it really so hard? Voting, I mean – smooth democratic elections with all citizens able to easily cast their ballots and with every...

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...