Jim Hightower

10/01/2015 - 1:45pm

    In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking two good questions: “Who am I? Why am I here?”

    Carly Fiorina,...

09/28/2015 - 5:48pm

    Inequality isn’t a condition. It’s a creation. Inequality is produced by thousands of decisions deliberately made by bosses, bankers, and big shots to siphon money and power from the many to the few.


09/24/2015 - 1:33pm

    History, as the old adage goes, is written by the winners. Even though many “winners” are losers as human beings.

    For a clear example of this irony, check out the new national monument to...

09/17/2015 - 11:03am

    For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you.

    Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head!


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...

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