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...

04/08/2015 - 11:11pm

    Senator Ted Cruz’s recent announcement of his presidential candidacy was a real Cruz-a-palooza.

    It was part Ronald Reagan, part Elmer Gantry, part John Lennon, and part Jerry Falwell...

04/02/2015 - 2:39pm

    All right boys and girls, gather ’round and I’ll tell you the story of the “Investor State Dispute Resolution” clause.

    Wait, children. Where are you going?

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03/26/2015 - 8:12pm

    Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that’s expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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03/19/2015 - 2:53pm

    Look out, the Supreme Court’s black-robed gang of far-right ideologues is rampaging again.

    The Supreme clan is firing potshots at the Affordable Care Act. Caught in the crossfire is the...

03/12/2015 - 6:58pm

    After the Supreme Court’s democracy-mugging decree that let corporations dump unlimited amounts of money into our elections, a guy named Larry sent me an email that perfectly summed it all up: “Big money has plucked our eagle!”...

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