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

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

Why the American Majority Despises Trump’s Washington

Jim Hightower

Now that he’s in Washington DC, is Trump really “draining the swamp”? Donald Trump, never lacking in self-esteem, bragged in 2016: “I know words — I have the best words.” Well, sometimes he does put … Read moreWhy the American Majority Despises Trump’s Washington

Who Really Pays for Corporate Subsidies?

Jim Hightower

Corporate subsidies are just super-expensive taxpayer handouts The hustlers claim that corporate subsidies to pay for job incentives are a sound investment of our tax dollars, because those new jobs create new taxpayers, meaning investments … Read moreWho Really Pays for Corporate Subsidies?

What’s Killing America’s Middle Class?

Jim Hightower

It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us — but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations … Read moreWhat’s Killing America’s Middle Class?

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