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.

Life comes at us fast, sometimes including an abrupt end. Susan DeMarco died on her own terms following her own last message of love. more


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Life comes at us fast, often including an abrupt end to life. Susan DeMarco was able to die on her own terms because she followed her own last message of love: plan ahead. more


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


He put the "goober" in gubernatorial. more


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


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


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


We're all in this together. more


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

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

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