Jim Hightower

06/25/2016 - 7:00pm

    This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.

    The “Mexican” is Gonzalo Curiel, a U.S. federal judge who was born, raised, and educated in Indiana. The...

02/21/2016 - 11:00am

    A New York Times article about Barack Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: “Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, Study Says.”

    But wait, a study by whom? It...

02/14/2016 - 9:00pm

    Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

    Yet those very same tea partiers have been passing...

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....

01/24/2016 - 8:00am

    The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

    National media pundits have been riveted by Donald Trump’s...

01/17/2016 - 9:00am

    Good fences, wrote Robert Frost, make good neighbors.

    But an 18-foot high, 2,000-mile wall? That’s another story. It just antagonizes your neighbor — and shows your own fear and weakness.

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