Pulling a Con on the People by Attacking Public Assets

Jim Hightower

The Trump administration continues to lay siege on public assets. Donald Trump hates you. But don’t take it personally, he hates me, too — and all of us who constitute The Public. The billionaire’s antipathy … Read morePulling a Con on the People by Attacking Public Assets

Beware of the Real Gremlins This Season

Jim Hightower

The real spine-chilling gremlins of the season are the office-seeking politicians of the extreme right, demanding votes on Election Day. As we enter another long season of direful winter darkness, we are beset by back-to-back … Read moreBeware of the Real Gremlins This Season

A Bawdyhouse of Bad Right-Wing Ideas, Including Big Fees on Public Protests

Jim Hightower

Latest right-wing atrocity would snuff out your Constitutional right to free speech and assembly by putting an exorbitant fee on public protests. Ideally, elections are about ideas. In our dark times of money-soaked, bitterly negative … Read moreA Bawdyhouse of Bad Right-Wing Ideas, Including Big Fees on Public Protests

Front-Porch Politics: Everyone Wants Populist Reforms

Jim Hightower

A People’s Action report highlights universal desire for real populist reform. If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump … Read moreFront-Porch Politics: Everyone Wants Populist Reforms

Why Are Republicans So Quiet About Their Chief Economic Accomplishment?

Jim Hightower

There’s an eerie silence from Trumpeteers about their trillion-dollar tax giveaway to corporate elites. Listen … Can you hear it? Listen to the eerie “sound of silence” from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so … Read moreWhy Are Republicans So Quiet About Their Chief Economic Accomplishment?

Tracking Trump’s Convoluted Immigration Policy

Jim Hightower

America’s historically open immigration policy has produced many greats, and a few less-than-stellar citizens. Racially and ethnically speaking, I’m not sure who I am: Irish, Black, Anglo, Native American, Italian? Yes… and more. My father … Read moreTracking Trump’s Convoluted Immigration Policy

Gentrification Begets Gentrification

Jim Hightower

Gentrification is a function of power, not economic inevitability. Gentrification is a function of power, not natural law or economic inevitability. It occurs when wealthy, politically connected interests make decisions in closed-door meetings to take … Read moreGentrification Begets Gentrification

Will You Win the ‘Throw Your Money at Amazon’ Sweepstakes?

Jim Hightower

How much are you paying Amazon? No, not how much did you spend online… How much are you paying Amazon? I don’t mean how much you’re shelling out for that set of bed linens or … Read moreWill You Win the ‘Throw Your Money at Amazon’ Sweepstakes?

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