Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown
Understandably, the public is now angry at Rep. Ryan and his Republican cohorts.
What is it about confession that the Catholic hierarchy can’t seem to grasp?
For only $1.5 million, a Koch brother bought a big chunk of the economics department of Florida State University.
Obama is thinking about issuing an executive order that would mitigate some of the damage done to our democracy by the Supreme Court’s dastardly Citizens United edict.
Faster than you can say “business as usual,” freshman Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee have begun to execute Wall Street’s agenda.
The Vermont Yankee nuke plant is the same vintage and make as Japan’s crippled reactors.
Despite the “yuck” factor, many bugs pack a protein punch that’s healthier than steak and far lighter on the environment.
There’s nothing conservative about Gov. Walker’s autocratic power grab.
Gov. LePage’s rampage includes busting unions, rolling back child labor laws, gutting programs for the middle class and poor, and raising the retirement age for the state’s workers
Why don’t Disney’s animators, performers, and other hard-working employees get a 45 percent increase in their pay, like the company’s CEO?
Globalization’s “efficiency’ is nothing but a cross-your-fingers fantasy.
The nation’s leader in abstinence-only education has the third-highest teen pregnancy rate.
Gingrich has been posing as a possible candidate for a decade now, using the attention he gets to promote his books, speeches, lobbying business, and other hustles.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is but one of a flock of far-right, corporate-crested Republican governors and Congress critters waging an all-out class war.
Arizona’s voters want to keep the mentally ill from buying guns.
Washington’s ferocious ax-wielders are sparing assorted corporate subsidies.
The Packers aren’t the personal plaything of some rich family or profiteering corporate consortium.
In its effort to scuttle President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform, the right wing has gone court shopping.