The Tortured Madness of Trump Inc.

Jim Hightower

In his own mind, Trump just saying something makes it true — even though everyone can clearly see it’s simply his signature tortured madness. Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon … Read moreThe Tortured Madness of Trump Inc.

Up Against Monopoly Markets

Jim Hightower

Most of today’s farm commodities are sold into monopoly markets, controlled by fewer and fewer multinational corporations. Farm Aid, the top-notch group of researchers and advocates who’ve tracked family farm issues for nearly 34 years, … Read moreUp Against Monopoly Markets

The Devastation of Farm Country Is Biting Us All on the Butt

Jim Hightower

A massive depression has been building for years across American farm country, but our media and political establishments have failed to notice. A massive depression has been building for years across our vast rural expanse … Read moreThe Devastation of Farm Country Is Biting Us All on the Butt

Facing the Fates: Farmers in Crisis

Jim Hightower

Farmers in crisis: Endangered by unrestrained monopolists, Trump’s trade war tantrums, the ravages of climate change and a cabal of Wall Street and Silicon Valley profiteers intent on roboticizing food production. In “Democratic Promise,” Larry … Read moreFacing the Fates: Farmers in Crisis

Is Health Care More Important Than Health Care Profits?

Jim Hightower

A majority of Americans want a major overhaul of our corporate health care system. Last year, Donald Trump said something stupid. OK, nothing astonishing about that — just another day (or hour) in DonaldWorld. But … Read moreIs Health Care More Important Than Health Care Profits?

Trump to Working Class: ‘Adios, Chumps’

Jim Hightower

Lavish payouts to top-floor bosses — combined with a miserliness toward rank-and-file employees who actually produce the corporate wealth — is creating an untenable income disparity in corporate America. Congratulations on that nice pay raise … Read moreTrump to Working Class: ‘Adios, Chumps’

How to Arm Nature Against Corporate Profiteers

Jim Hightower

The ‘Rights of Nature’ movement is asserting the obvious: Earth’s biosphere is not a free candy store for corporate profiteers. There’s a hunters’ nightmare in which a group of them flush some rabbits out of … Read moreHow to Arm Nature Against Corporate Profiteers

Our Privacy Rights Are Being Sold, Stolen and Stripped

Jim Hightower

Your privacy rights are out the window, because violating them generates profits. To get a job these days, chances are you’ll have to pee in a bottle. Every company with a credit card, store card … Read moreOur Privacy Rights Are Being Sold, Stolen and Stripped

How Ridiculous Is ‘Strong Man’ Trump’s Weakling Border Stand?

Jim Hightower

Trump is a pathetic weakling of a president, ridiculously masquerading as a “strong man” while outlawing Good Samaritans. The most ridiculous thing about Donald Trump’s xenophobic, demagogic assault on Central American amnesty seekers is that … Read moreHow Ridiculous Is ‘Strong Man’ Trump’s Weakling Border Stand?

What Does ‘Made in America’ Mean to Trump?

Jim Hightower

Why won’t Trump stand up for the American workers and stuff being ‘Made in America’? “MAGA,” blusters Donald Trump. “Make America Great Again!” America’s ranching families, however, would like Trump to come off his high … Read moreWhat Does ‘Made in America’ Mean to Trump?