ARE PROGRESSIVES ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL? COULD ANDY SHALLAL BE THE NEXT BILL DE BLASIO?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/27/14
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By Jim Hightower and Steve Cobble

There’s a great band in Austin called “Asleep at the Wheel,” a name that jumps to mind when we consider the current mayoral race in Washington, D.C.

Are national progressives asleep at the wheel right now, missing a rare chance to help elect a very strong progressive as D.C. Mayor? Are we collectively missing a second “de Blasio moment” in Washington?

America's Populism

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/25/14
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Last week, I had a chance to discuss America's populism in a great interview on Ring of Fire Radio with Mike Papantonio. Here's the video segment of that interview. Enjoy! http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2014/02/papantonio-time-right-populist-movement-video/

Rag Radio Interview with Thorne Dreyer

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/24/13
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I very much enjoy talking with Thorne Dreyer, host of Rag Radio on KOOP-91.7 FM in Austin. This interview is from Friday, September 13th. Thorne and I talk about quite a few things, including money in politics and grassroots folks fighting the good fight. You can listen at http://archive.org/details/RagRadio2013-09-13-JimHightower.

Rick-the-regular-guy

Tuesday, December 27, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The governor of Texas (who desperately wants to be your president) is flitting all around, spreading tons of fairy dust about his record. So, I've got another "Perry Tale" for you – this one about... [read more]

What Newt is... and is not

Friday, December 9, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad – I stand corrected.

In past commentaries, I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten... [read more]

Rick Perry's "truthiness"

Thursday, October 6, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert points out that political statements and even political facts these days don't have to be true – all they need, Colbert insists, is some element of "truthiness.".

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PERRY IS PEDDLING TEXAS SNAKE OIL

Friday, June 24, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and get your ticket to see "Rick the Wonder Worker!"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is less than revered back home, where he is widely ridiculed... [read more]

NEWT THREATENS AMERICA WITH "THE TEXAS MIRACLE"

Friday, June 17, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You've gotta love Newt Gingrich, if only for his entertainment value. He is so full of himself that essence of Newt keeps spilling out of his mouth.

For example, trying to... [read more]

PRIVATIZATION: THE ROAD TO HELL

Wednesday, June 15, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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A recent article in The Onion, the satirical newsweekly, disclosed that President Obama had come up with a surefire plan to balance the federal budget: Rob Fort Knox. "I've got the blueprints," Obama is quoted... [read more]

NUTTY LAWMAKERS, ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Friday, May 27, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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After a stint in Texas in 1866, U.S. General Phillip Sheridan declared, "If I owned Texas and Hell, I would rent Texas and live in Hell.”

My state has long had... [read more]

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