Stories by Jim Hightower
Posted on Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The biotech industry is willing to tamper with our food supply, our kids' minds and our basic consumer rights.
Posted on Jun 9, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown
Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of the nation's most obscenely wealthy.
Posted on Jun 5, 2012, Source: Other Words
So much of Monsanto's poison was spread in the past decade that weeds naturally developed a resistance to it.
Posted on Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Do you prefer it with a nice Bernaise sauce, a side of garlicky spinach -- or maybe some transglutaminase? Yes, "meat glue" -- it's what's for dinner!
Posted on May 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
How the beer lobby is taking advantage of addiction.
Posted on May 8, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown
In medicated America, the fix for every problem is just a prescription away. Except that it's not.
Posted on Feb 15, 2012, Source: Other Words
Hostess will make employees less secure by busting their pensions, cutting their medical benefits and abrogating their labor contracts.
Posted on Feb 12, 2012, Source: Hightower Lowdown
In the Constitution, "security" means protection from our law enforcers, not by them.
Posted on Dec 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Americans are buying from local artisans, fair-trade merchants, certified sweatshop-free manufacturers and others in the burgeoning non-corporate economy.
Posted on Dec 14, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown
While it can be disheartening to see the smallness of those in power, don't let it get you down, for they want us to become so disheartened that we give up.
Posted on Nov 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Vets are rallying with the Occupy movement, expressing their anger at being used in two senseless wars that enriched corporate contractors.
Posted on Oct 3, 2011, Source: Other Words
The "improved" Wendy's burger has a fattier beef patty, a buttered bun, and whole-fat mayonnaise — weighing in at 33 grams of fat and 580 calories per burger.
Posted on Sep 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet
When this taxpayer-supported lifer flits into your town to declare that he will slash public benefits, he means in your life, not his.
Posted on Aug 24, 2011, Source: Creators Syndicate
Instead of making jobs Priority No.1, Obama put Wall Street banksters first, dumping trillions of dollars from public funds into saving those who crashed our economy.
Posted on Aug 5, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown
Corrupt, right-wing Supreme Court justices are abusing their power, fraternizing with the Koch brothers and fixing elections (among other horrors).
Posted on Jun 23, 2011, Source: Other Words
Big Coal paid big bucks to Scholastic Inc. to develop a shamelessly distorted promotion of the dirtiest fuel on Earth.
Posted on Jun 22, 2011, Source: Creators Syndicate
Perry poses as a minister and digs Texas into one of the deepest budget holes in the country, all the while receiving praise from the GOP.
Posted on Jun 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Pedophilia isn't a social habit that one adopts. It's a sickness. Deal with it. Honestly.
Posted on Jun 6, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown
A handful of rich, right-wing families and corporate chieftains are dedicated to returning America to the days when robber barons ruled.
Posted on May 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Last week, the heads of 5 multibillion-dollar oil behemoths strode into a U.S. Senate hearing room and took wild swings at the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes bill, which then failed.
Posted on May 12, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown
Our nation has devolved into a new and nasty civil war, with moneyed elites now charging into legislatures and courts to establish themselves as a de facto plutocracy.
Posted on May 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Exxon's taxes were actually less than zero! Big Oil's lobbyists have so skewed the system that Exxon was able to extract a $156 million rebate from us taxpayers last year.
Posted on May 2, 2011, Source: Other Words
Despite the "yuck" factor, many bugs pack a protein punch that's healthier than steak and far lighter on the environment.
Posted on Apr 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet
People were robbed of hundreds of billions of dollars -- and millions of jobs, homes and businesses -- yet the banksters not only skated free, they're now collecting billions.
Posted on Mar 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The great majority of Americans make about $30K a year. Incoming lawmakers, however? Extensive personal investments in Wall St. banks, oil giants and drug makers.
Posted on Feb 19, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown
"Judicial activism" is way too tame a phrase for what Chief Justice Roberts & Co did here. This was a coup -- a plotted overthrow to enthrone corporate political interests.
Posted on Feb 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The Kochs are used to running their nefarious network of political front groups from behind closed doors. But they've been exposed.
Posted on Jan 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet
He's rebranding his presidency, all right. It's becoming Obama Inc.
Posted on Jan 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet
While tea party regulars are giddy with the thought that their movement took over the U. S. House, they were actually a Trojan horse for powerful corporate interests.
Posted on Jan 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Our society can tolerate such raw selfishness by the privileged few, or it can have democracy. It can't have both.
Posted on Jan 1, 2011, Source: Hightower Lowdown
We can have the kind of economy, government, environment, and country we want, if we keep pushing, organizing, building, and otherwise doing the work of democracy.
Posted on Dec 6, 2010, Source: Other Words
With two million employees laboring in 8,500 stores spread around the globe, somehow Walmart is trying to put on a "local" mask.
Posted on Dec 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet
As the 12 jurors affirmed their "guilty" vote, DeLay was visibly stunned, unable to comprehend that someone of his importance could be treated just like a regular thief.
Posted on Nov 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Large corporations are trying to put on a progressive face. Don't be fooled.
Posted on Nov 15, 2010, Source: Other Words
Boneheaded executives and greed-headed investors might be draining the fresh water supplies where you live.
Posted on Nov 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The annual bonuses paid to Wall Street's top bankers keep rising, even with the economy in the tank.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Airline executives are showing in myriad ways that they hate their customers.
Posted on Oct 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Our soldiers have been fighting, bleeding and dying in two hellacious, multitrillion-dollar conflagrations since 2001 -- their blood continues to flow, with no end in sight.
Posted on Oct 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The most pampered people on the planet -- people who wallow in luxury, with never a concern about losing a job or getting their kids into college -- are wailing in self-pity.
Posted on Sep 12, 2010, Source: Hightower Lowdown
Death ought not be the price of having a job. But corporate deaths are happening every day, and our "leaders" are accepting it. It's a national disgrace.