Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown
The $7-billion reconstruction of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland is in the hands of a state-subsidized Chinese company.
Just because he lives in a 28,000-square-foot, $15-million mansion, why should this billionaire be targeted as an example of plutocratic excess?
Sen. McConnell’s tirade about the Solyndra debacle would’ve had a lot more moral punch if it were not for Zap Motors.
Led by Valero Energy Corp., at least 16 huge refiners are trying to poke a lucrative loophole into Texas tax laws.
The company spent two and a half years and millions of dollars of corporate poking and prodding to “improve” a burger that doesn’t compare to a backyard cookout.
Super PACs represent the Enronization of our democracy.
Prince Rick wouldn’t be where he is without the steady “intrusion” of big government into his life.
Gov. Rick Snyder is now being sued by his own astonished citizenry.
Hawkers of consumer products are embracing the growing gulf between rich and poor Americans.
Philips, GE, and Sylvania all are ready to market incandescent bulbs that meet higher efficiency standards, while saving money for consumers — but don’t tell tea-partying lawmakers.
Robo-signing foreclosure paperwork is a federal crime, but no bank or banker has even been charged.
Despite the GOP’s ideological claptrap about corporate executives being “job creators,” it’s ordinary Americans who actually create jobs.
The most shameful assault in state legislatures these days is on our public schools.
Republicans and a few coal-state Democrats have cynically blocked passage of tougher mine safety laws that would stop the murderous greed of coal profiteers.
One of the crudest arms of his vast and secretive political network is called Americans for Prosperity.