Jim Hightower

02/26/2017 - 3:00pm

    I love the names: Bobcat Farm, Golden Eagle Ranch, Long Prairie, Ten Mile Farm. They conjure up Americana, the old homestead, and our rich rural culture.

    Less bucolic, however, is the fact that all those farms are part of a massive Wall Street investment scheme called Farmland Partners Inc. It...

02/20/2017 - 10:00am

    Of all the people suffering economic pain today, who should get priority attention from the new president and Congress?

    Regular folks in our country might say that those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder — the poor and downtrodden...

02/14/2017 - 12:00pm

    Tromp-tromp-tromp — troops are marching to battles. Boom-boom-boom — bombs are blowing up communities. Whoooosh — poisonous gas is being released.

    Forget Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan — this is Trump’s War.

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02/06/2017 - 5:00pm

    Uncle Sam wants you!

    Not the Uncle Sam who’s the symbolic caricature of our country, but Sam Johnson. Although he’s been a member of Congress for more than a quarter of a century, you’ve probably never heard of him.

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01/30/2017 - 11:00am

    When you think of America’s great constitutional minds, names like Madison, Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott.

    Wait, who’s Abbott?

    Last year,...

01/21/2017 - 7:00pm

    Good news, folks — our new president says he’s planning a “tax holiday” for you.

    Well, not directly for you. Trump’s trillion-dollar whopper of a tax break will only go to such multinational corporations as Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft.

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