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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]
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?
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/
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.
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]
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]
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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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]