Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown
Those very same pilotless, remote-controlled, undetectable planes that the CIA has been secretly using to spy on and bomb people in Pakistan and elsewhere are headed to our local police departments.
After graduation, students’ incomes would be “attached” by financiers.
Scientists have figured out a way to genetically engineer the flavor back into industrial tomatoes that taste no better than their shipping cartons.
The Supreme Court has trumped a century-old state law that made the state a model for campaign finance in America.
A flock of feral chickens has lived for years on (the appropriately named) Farm Street in the town of Bastrop.
The brothers of Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s incompetent, impossibly vain, and dishonest president, have amassed astonishing fortunes.
While meat glue is widely used, corporations peddling molded meat aren’t eager to let us consumers in on their little secret.
So much of Monsanto’s poison was spread in the past decade that weeds naturally developed a resistance to it.
Anheuser-Busch and other big brewers blocked a Nebraska bill that would have curbed sales targeted at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
To reel in these mid-level richies, bankers are offering to pamper them lavishly.
Rep. Paul Ryan’s trying to justify his abuse of the poor with religious lip service.
An alarming percentage of the fish found in creeks contaminated by J.R. Simplot’s phosphate mining operations in Idaho are grossly deformed.
The people and companies pushing the tar-sands pipeline don’t want you to know that most of this oil won’t be made into gasoline for our vehicles.