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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09/10/2015 - 3:46pm

    Some days, I get an irresistible compulsion to tear out my hair.

    My latest outbreak was triggered by a New York Times opinion piece by Peter Georgescu, the former chairman of the giant PR outfit Young &...

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...

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...

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