Jim Hightower

02/06/2016 - 3:00pm

    When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders speak. The Vermont senator, I added, was pondering a presidential run.

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10/15/2015 - 2:00pm

    The sales push behind Washington’s latest “free-trade” agreement amounts to Kabuki theater.

    What’s Kabuki? It’s a 17th-century form of Japanese drama, featuring elaborate sets...

10/01/2015 - 1:45pm

    In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking two good questions: “Who am I? Why am I here?”

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09/28/2015 - 5:48pm

    Inequality isn’t a condition. It’s a creation. Inequality is produced by thousands of decisions deliberately made by bosses, bankers, and big shots to siphon money and power from the many to the few.

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09/24/2015 - 1:33pm

    History, as the old adage goes, is written by the winners. Even though many “winners” are losers as human beings.

    For a clear example of this irony, check out the new national monument to...

09/17/2015 - 11:03am

    For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you.

    Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head!

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