RIP, Pete Seeger

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/28/14
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Pete Seeger

It never occurred to me that Pete Seeger could die, for I thought of him as a permanent piece of America... [read more]

Bill Moyers gives Hightower a shoutout on The Colbert Report

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/1/13
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Big thanks to our friend Bill Moyers, who mentions Hightower's line of thinking from the June issue of the Lowdown: we shouldn't ask why people fall through the cracks, but why there are cracks to begin with.

The truth is our Postal System is profitable

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/7/13
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When the US Postal Service announced it was eliminating Saturday delivery, our media repeated the myth that our Postal Service was broke.

To use Joe Biden's phrase: Malarkey.

Our Postal Service hasn't taken a dime of taxpayer money since 1971. In fact, it's quite profitable, which is why the privatizers can't wait to get their hands on it. To learn more, check out the March 2012 issue of the Hightower Lowdown at

VIDEO: Hightower at the Sydney Writers Festival

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/15/12
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Hightower made his first journey to Australia last month, and we got ahold of video with him in conversation with the publisher of the Hightower Lowdown, Phillip Frazer. Take a look!

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Wild about wild chickens

Thursday, May 24, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Some people complain that their town has gone to the dogs, but Bastrop, Texas, has gone to the chickens – and Bastropians are proud of it.

Well, most Bastropians.

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By axing parks, politicos are stealing the people’s property

Thursday, April 5, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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“Sorry, we’re closed.” In one of the saddest signs of the times, this message is popping up all across the country as governors and legislators are cutting off funds (and shutting off access) to one... [read more]

Woody at 100

Thursday, March 22, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Where's Woody when we need him?

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie, and in these hard times of tinkle-down economics, we sure could use some... [read more]

Single-moms, child abuse, contraception... and state legislators

Wednesday, March 21, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Attention ladies: Big news on the state legislative front. Republican lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin want to help you improve your lives. Or else.

In Wisconsin, Senator Glenn Grothman wants to... [read more]

A surprising conspiracy by girls

Friday, March 2, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You thought that yesteryear's threat of creeping communist cells inside the USA was the worst conspiracy in our history? Or maybe you think that foreign terrorists pose the greatest threat ever.

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