Recent Commentaries

America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Friday, January 2, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]

A curse, a blessing, and a good food movement

Thursday, January 1, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

In 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came close to getting the US Senate to reject Earl Butz, Richard Nixon's choice for secretary of agriculture.

A coalition of... [read more]

Synthetic food: Our future doesn't taste good

Wednesday, December 31, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of corporate and governmental food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward in the Brave New World of synthetic foodstuffs.

... [read more]

Time for a trust-busting beer bust

Tuesday, December 30, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Okay, that's it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me. The avarice of corporate power has now turned personal.

It's about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society.... [read more]

Pity the poor stressed-out rich

Monday, December 29, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Here's a random thought that might not have occurred to you: It's not easy being rich.

Well, yes, there are all those things that money can buy to alleviate the burden... [read more]

Why "Babe" was my boyhood sports hero

Friday, December 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

I recently addressed a rather odd topic for an audience of political progressives: "Who was your sports hero growing up?

Of course, sports today is very political – from billionaire team... [read more]

DADDY'S PHILOSOPHY

Thursday, December 25, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

This special day got me to thinking about America's spirit of giving, and I don't mean this overdone business of Christmas gifts. I mean our true spirit of giving -- giving of ourselves.

... [read more]

Merry Christmas, right-wingers, The Red Pope, and Jesus

Wednesday, December 24, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Here's a twist on Christmas that would make Jesus weep.

First, a right-wing faction in the US has been wringing its hands over a hokey cultural "crisis" cooked up by the... [read more]

The continuing shame of the CIA's torture program

Tuesday, December 23, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

For a clue into how out-of-control, un-American, and just plain wrong our CIA's torture program was, note the frantic and furious reactions by the CIA establishment to reports about its torturous cruelty.

... [read more]

Wall Street And Congress perform legislative acrobatics

Monday, December 22, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
Bookmark and Share

Congress, which has been so tied up in a partisan knot by right-wing extremists that it has been unable to move, suddenly sprang loose at the end of the year and put on a phenomenal... [read more]

Syndicate content