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...

11/24/2016 - 9:00am

    When a political puck named Dick Tuck lost a California senate election in 1966, he famously conceded: “The people have spoken. The bastards.”

    So now that the people have spoken up for Donald Trump, were they saying that they embrace his...

11/13/2016 - 12:00am

    In one of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, the key clue that solved the whodunit wasn’t something that happened, but something that didn’t — specifically, a dog that didn’t bark.

    That plot fits one of the great...

11/05/2016 - 4:00pm

    Evading security cameras in the remote expanse along the U.S. border, three Guatemalans waited till dusk to slip illicitly into our country.

    This is the stuff of Donald Trump nightmares — and if he were to witness such a scene, we can only...

10/31/2016 - 9:00am

    Just when you thought that, surely, big banker greed had bottomed out with 2008’s Wall Street crash and bailout, along comes Wells Fargo, burrowing even deeper into the ethical slime to reach a previously unimaginable level of corporate depravity.


10/16/2016 - 5:00pm

    Bernie Sanders’ truly revolutionary campaign for president ended in August after the last Democratic primary election. Corporatists, cynics, and most of the media assumed that the grassroots populist revolution he inspired was over as well.


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