Jim Hightower

08/27/2015 - 8:42pm

    Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

    I assumed he had zero charitable instincts. In office, he kept trying to kill safety net programs, such as food assistance: “We’re the only nation in the world...

08/20/2015 - 6:48pm

    Public education used to be, you know, public — an essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

    In addition to privatization schemes to...

08/13/2015 - 3:17pm

    Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote: “You can’t go home again.” But Eric Holder has proven him wrong.

    Holder, who served as President Barack Obama’s attorney general...

08/06/2015 - 5:42pm

    Our presidents are good at praising America's magnificent national park system, but they're lousy at maintaining it. Bill Clinton-the-candidate, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet...

08/06/2015 - 5:10pm

    With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land — including full legalization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. — who could be better than my friend Willie Nelson to lead the way...

07/31/2015 - 7:38pm

    The Canadian rocker and master storyteller Neil Young says: “Music is a universal language.”

    Yes, and when created by a people’s champion like him, music can bring down the high...

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