Examining the Kochtopus

Jim Hightower

The super-rich Koch brothers want to supplant America’s will of The People with their own plutocracy. The multibillionaire Charles and David Koch brothers want nothing less than to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority … Read moreExamining the Kochtopus

How Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?

Jim Hightower

Betsy DeVos should not be conspiring with fast-buck educational exploiters of student debt. Question: What do you get when you combine ignorance, ideological know-nothingism, imperiousness and incompetence? Answer: Betsy DeVos. She is Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire … Read moreHow Low Can the Barons of High Finance Go on Student Debt?

Populism: Everybody Does Better When Everybody Does Better

Jim Hightower

Our nation’s true political spectrum is not right to left, but top to bottom, and Populism is about reducing the distance between the two. My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t … Read morePopulism: Everybody Does Better When Everybody Does Better

The Zeitgeist, It Is A-Changing: Grassroots Progressive Victories Are Mounting

Jim Hightower

Grassroots progressive wins are changing the defining spirit of our times. Last year’s grassroots progressive runs for office laid to rest much of the Democratic Party’s orthodoxy about who is “electable,” and how it’s essential … Read moreThe Zeitgeist, It Is A-Changing: Grassroots Progressive Victories Are Mounting

Exposing Our ‘Populist’ President as a Naked Plutocrat

Jim Hightower

As a lifelong con-man, our plutocrat president* reflexively uses an extra dose of bluster. Why does Donald Trump constantly preface his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,” “To tell the … Read moreExposing Our ‘Populist’ President as a Naked Plutocrat

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