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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots.

He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations and on the web.
Jim Hightower

Sure, evil triumphs when good people to do nothing — but especially when power-hungry leaders unleash the House of Crazies. An old political saying notes that the only … Read more

McCarthy Agreed to be Blood-Eagled for Speakership

McCarthy Agreed to be Blood-Eagled for Speakership
Derek lives in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, daughter and washing machine spinning in the background.
Derek Postlewaite

To obtain his coveted position as Speaker, Kevin McCarthy agreed to be blood-eagled by members of the Freedom Caucus. In order to finally strike a deal to get … Read more

Ripping the Headlines Today, 11/23/21

Ripping the Headlines Today, 11/23/21
Paul Lander is not sure which he is proudest of -- winning the Noble Peace Prize or sending Congolese gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege to accept it on his behalf, bringing to light the plight of African women in war-torn countries. In his non-daydreaming hours, Paul has written for Weekly Humorist, National Lampoon, American Bystander, Huff Post Comedy, McSweeney's, Bombeck Writers Workshop Blog and the Humor Times, written and/or produced for multiple TV shows and written standup material that's been performed on Maher, The Daily Show, Colbert, Kimmel, etc. Now, on to Paul's time-commanding Special Forces in Khandahar… (See all of Paul's "Ripping the Headlines Today" columns here.)
Paul Lander
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Making fun of the headlines today, so you don’t have to The news, even that about renaming the Staple Center, doesn’t need to be complicated and confusing; that’s … Read more