Progressive Populism: A Different Kind of Political Beauty

Jim Hightower

While most of today’s mainline political analysts focus solely on “candidate politics,” citizens who want real progress must focus on progressive populism. What lessons can we progressives take from our ballot box wins last year … Read moreProgressive Populism: A Different Kind of Political Beauty

Power Harassment Indifference: Income Inequality for Women Persists

Jim Hightower

Anti-feminist politicos continue to ridicule the reality of income inequality and harassment in the work place. Anti-feminist politicos and talk show yakkers try to ridicule the reality that women in our rich and advanced society … Read morePower Harassment Indifference: Income Inequality for Women Persists

Patience and Secrecy in the Koch Brothers’ Complex Conspiracy

Jim Hightower

The Koch brothers would love to replace majority rule with a new governing order that empowers the owner class. In 1933, a handful of wealthy Wall Streeters were upset that the newly elected president, Franklin … Read morePatience and Secrecy in the Koch Brothers’ Complex Conspiracy

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?

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

A Corporate Supercell Spawning a Hailstorm of Special Interest Legislation

Jim Hightower

ALEC is sponsoring corrupt special interest bills across America Just days after last November’s election, jubilant members and top staffers of the notorious corporate front group, American Legislative Exchange Council, gathered for a celebratory lunch … Read moreA Corporate Supercell Spawning a Hailstorm of Special Interest Legislation

Wall Street Thieves Find New Ways to Steal from Us

Jim Hightower

Only a decade later, here come the Wall Street burglars again! The self-described “Geniuses of Wall Street” are being stupid. Again. In 2007, their stupid schemes and frauds crashed our economy, destroying middle-class jobs, wealth … Read moreWall Street Thieves Find New Ways to Steal from Us