Why Would We Trust Plutocrats to Save Us from Plutocracy?

Jim Hightower

Forgive me for not believing for a moment that there’s one iota of sincerity in this sudden assertion of egalitarian sentiment by today’s plutocrats. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a loud-talking … Read moreWhy Would We Trust Plutocrats to Save Us from Plutocracy?

Here’s the Real Deal on ‘Medicare for All’

Jim Hightower

Medicare for All would cover every American — from birth to death — and would actually reduce what we pay for health care. What do we want our health care system to do? Care for … Read moreHere’s the Real Deal on ‘Medicare for All’

If You Drain the Swamp, Where Do the Swamp Critters Go?

Jim Hightower

Donald Trump bragged in June that he’s making good on his promise to “drain the swamp.” But, where did all those swamp critters go? Donald Trump bragged in June that he’s making good on his … Read moreIf You Drain the Swamp, Where Do the Swamp Critters Go?

Let’s Decode Trump’s Afta-NAFTA Trade Deal

Jim Hightower

Trump grandiloquently hailed his Afta-NAFTA handiwork as “the most important trade deal we’ve ever made by far.” Oh, really? “Keep your eye on the ball” is a core principle not only for baseball players but … Read moreLet’s Decode Trump’s Afta-NAFTA Trade Deal

Will Democrats Be Democrats or Fraidy-Cats?

Jim Hightower

Rather than respond to the grassroots will for real change, weak-kneed forces are opposing strong advocates like Warren and Bernie Sanders. “Trust me!” bellowed the billionaire Donald Trump to working-class voters in 2016, promising he’d … Read moreWill Democrats Be Democrats or Fraidy-Cats?

Punishing Trade Pirates? It’s Complicated

Jim Hightower

China’s “Trade Pirates” see their “procurement” of American industrial secrets as — Helloooo, Donald — their “China First” policy! There’s a hierarchy of larceny in our world, from pickpockets to the Wall Street syndicates running … Read morePunishing Trade Pirates? It’s Complicated

The Tortured Madness of Trump Inc.

Jim Hightower

In his own mind, Trump just saying something makes it true — even though everyone can clearly see it’s simply his signature tortured madness. Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon … Read moreThe Tortured Madness of Trump Inc.

Up Against Monopoly Markets

Jim Hightower

Most of today’s farm commodities are sold into monopoly markets, controlled by fewer and fewer multinational corporations. Farm Aid, the top-notch group of researchers and advocates who’ve tracked family farm issues for nearly 34 years, … Read moreUp Against Monopoly Markets