To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Why Is Ted Cruz Weaker Than Near Beer?

Oh, thank God for Ted Cruz! Once again, the far-right-wing U.S. senator is saving you and me from a political horror that doesn’t exist. This is Ted’s specialty, for he seems unable to deal with the real economic and social problems that workaday people actually have. Thus, he constantly tries to divert attention from his […]

If She Said, He Should Also Be Able To Say

In 2018, Yale University held a disciplinary hearing at which a female student told her story of allegedly being raped after a Halloween party but couldn’t be questioned back. The accused, Saifullah Khan, said the sex was consensual, but neither he nor his lawyer were even allowed in the room. The proceedings were piped in […]

Ms. Magazine Turns 50

Fifty years ago, a new magazine first appeared as an insert in New York magazine. It was called “Ms.” And it was more than a magazine. It helped – and continues to help – ignite a revolution for women’s rights. For 50 years, Ms. has given voice to feminism. It has published pathbreaking articles about […]

Two Strikes And An Out: A Tale Of Three Towns

BY JAMIE STIEHM Summer’s lease has all too short a date, wrote Shakespeare, but he was wrong. Thank goodness it’s gone. 2023 delivered the summer of our discontent. It’s striking that three company towns – Hollywood, Detroit and now Washington, DC – are just about shut down. The job is not getting done in these […]

How Things Work: Big Pharma Price Gouging

Corporate and governmental hucksters intentionally cloak their schemes in convoluted obfuscations so that we commoners can’t really know what they’re saying – or doing – to us. That’s why our Hightower Lowdown team takes pride in regularly trying to deconstruct their arcane jargon, translating it into plain language. Recently, for example, I pointed out the […]