Jim Hightower


National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80 percent of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.

Forget the Bill of Rights, Abbott is proposing a Bill of Sale, effectively transferring the title of our national government from The People to The Plutocrats. more

Jan 26, 2017 11:15 AM Magazine

He put the "goober" in gubernatorial. more

Dec 15, 2016 6:49 PM Dispatches

Buckle up, friends, it’s going to be a hairy ride. more

Dec 5, 2016 7:01 PM Magazine

"By far, the best political party is a real party named 'Fighting Bob Fest.'" more

Nov 12, 2016 4:46 PM Magazine

As an early nineteenth-century labor leader noted, “Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure.” That fits The Donald perfectly. more

Oct 9, 2016 9:41 PM Magazine

We're all in this together. more

Sep 15, 2016 10:32 PM Magazine

No matter what happens this year to Sanders and Trump, the people who support them are not going away. more

Jul 11, 2016 6:04 PM Magazine 3 Comments

Grassroots progressives—as individuals and through our groups—must get in the face of power and stay there. more

Jun 6, 2016 2:20 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Airline companies gouge us for billions, then placate us with peanuts. It’s time to call in the bunnies. more

Apr 27, 2016 3:44 PM Magazine 2 Comments

Large-scale April actions will resist role of big money in politics more

Mar 24, 2016 4:24 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

Scalia is dead, but he can't be any more brain dead than Mitch McConnell. more

Mar 18, 2016 4:34 PM Magazine 3 Comments

The corporate world is experiencing a surge in the urge to merge. Control of market after market—from cable TV to chickens, and from banking to washing machines—has been seized by fewer than a handful of enormous corporations. Rather than comp... more

Feb 1, 2016 10:11 PM Dispatches

The amusing irony in Ryan's predicament is that he helped create his own mess! more

Oct 23, 2015 10:00 PM Dispatches 1 Comments