Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown
Keene, New Hampshire has no crime that would warrant rolling out a tank.
Some 300 uber-rich corporate plutocrats and their political hirelings have pledged at least $100 million to bombard the Obama campaign with viciously negative ads.
Top politicos in many states are closing many of their parks, slashing hours and services at others, or simply handing over the public’s asset to profiteering corporations.
After sinking into bankruptcy, Hostess Brands is trying to squeeze its workers without disrupting its junk food sales.
Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas-based global casino baron who has long been a major funder of far-right-wing causes, is Newt Gingrich’s very special political pal.
Being at the bottom of the heap in terms of social justice confirms the reality of both economic and political inequality that the Occupy movement is protesting.
Last year’s many political downers have prompted promising uprisings at America’s grassroots, including a strong national coalition for repealing “corporate personhood.”
Not since the Gilded Age, which preceded and precipitated the Great Depression, have so few amassed so much of our nation’s riches.
Until recently, New York’s official bug had vanished from the state that honored it for three decades.
Making clear that corporations aren’t people takes people power.
Gingrich, his lawyers, and his staff adamantly insist that it’s rude and crude to call him a lobbyist.
Neiman Marcus is selling decadent tents that are more opulent than the interior of that I Dream of Jeannie bottle.
Doting on the financial interests Coca Cola, ConAgra, and Del Monte instead of America’s school kids isn’t going to get the approval rating for Congress recover from an all-time low.
Far from being a chaotic war zone, a study of the 14 Texas counties bordering Mexico shows that the number of murders has actually declined in the past five years.