It’s Not Socialism; It’s What the People Want

Jim Hightower

It ain’t “socialism” in the classic government-runs-everything sense, it’s democratic populism, reversing decades of policies that take from the many to give to the wealthy few. “Socialism,” snarled Donald Trump at a recent pep rally … Read moreIt’s Not Socialism; It’s What the People Want

Corporations Are Playing with Our Food — and with Our Heads

Jim Hightower

Food fabricators of industrial agriculture are using Recombinetics to mess with our food and the very DNA of Mother Nature. From kitchen tables worldwide, you can hear a chorus of parents chastising their children with … Read moreCorporations Are Playing with Our Food — and with Our Heads

Push, Push, Push: How Movements Succeed

Jim Hightower

Candidates and volunteers who lose a vote but run good campaigns are, in fact, winners. It’s how movements succeed. There’s a sports cliche, often applied to political races, that devalues strong-but-losing contenders: “Close only counts … Read morePush, Push, Push: How Movements Succeed

Just Say ‘No’ to the Corporate Bribe Racket

Jim Hightower

San Antonio and New York said no to the corporate bribe racket, and so should every city and town in the USA. The richest man in the world, who heads one of the world’s largest … Read moreJust Say ‘No’ to the Corporate Bribe Racket

A Bountiful Harvest Takes Work

Jim Hightower

Campaigns end on Election Day, but Movements continue working toward a bountiful harvest. Campaigns end on Election Day. Movements don’t. Voting day is a time stamp for measuring our progress, and when the polls closed … Read moreA Bountiful Harvest Takes Work

Can Corporations Keep Shoveling BS and Be Believed?

Jim Hightower

Giant corporations love to get giant tax breaks by shoveling BS, and they keep getting away with it. A photograph ran in newspapers throughout the U.S. last June portraying three guys in suits and ties … Read moreCan Corporations Keep Shoveling BS and Be Believed?

What’s the Cost of High Living?

Jim Hightower

Uber-rich are clueless about the gross inequality their financial schemes are creating, and we pay the cost of their high living. The high living rich aren’t merely different from you and me… They’re ridiculous! I … Read moreWhat’s the Cost of High Living?

The Wall We Need to Build

Jim Hightower

The wall we need is not along the southern border, it’s around Mar-a-Lago. A fitting epitaph for the tombstone of our current president would be, “Here Lies Donald Trump… Still Lying.” Never has one president … Read moreThe Wall We Need to Build

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