When the World Is on Fire, What Should We Do?

Jim Hightower

For millions of people around the globe, the pressing issue of our time is this: The world is on fire! For millions of people around the globe — especially young people — the pressing issue … Read more When the World Is on Fire, What Should We Do?

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 more Why 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 more Here’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 more If You Drain the Swamp, Where Do the Swamp Critters Go?

Government for the Rich, the Poor Be Damned

Jim Hightower

These days, Trump is loving farmers to death, and it’s obvious he does the bidding of the one percent, the poor be damned. Donald Trump loooooves farmers. We know this because he says so. “Farmers, … Read more Government for the Rich, the Poor Be Damned

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 more Let’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 more Will 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 more Punishing 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 more The Tortured Madness of Trump Inc.

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