Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown
There’s a secession drive in a mess of red states that started right here.
We should give thanks for the spread of the rich ideas of sustainability, organic produce, and local economies from the fringe of our food economy into the mainstream.
Billionaires expect better returns than Karl Rove pulled off on Election Day.
Both presidential campaigns are going overboard with their snooping into voters’ lives.
Records show that a Republican running for county commissioner in Texas has been casting ballots there and in Pennsylvania.
Supporters and leaders of the hydraulic fracturing industry aren’t being honest about government support for this new natural gas boom.
Big Food’s mobilization against California’s right-to-know law is making more green-minded consumers aware of the companies that own their favorite brands.
Mitt won $1.5 billion of taxpayer gold for the Salt Lake City Olympics.
Across our country, women are walking away from Regal Cinema’s pretentious abrogation of our Fourth Amendment rights.
The paper industry’s titans have teamed up with practitioners of the legislative black arts to turn their sludge into a slick tax loophole.
Every dime of a minimum-wage hike is spent by its recipients — circulating upward in our local economies as they increase their purchases of such basics as food, kids’ clothing, and health care.