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Jim Hightower

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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.

The future of the party doesn’t require moving left, center, or right. Those are ideological positions. Instead, the Dems should move out to the grassroots reality of ordinary Americans. Read more

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Backbone Campaign

San Antonio did! Read more

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Local ownership of the press matters, as some 1,300 of our towns have learned after Wall Street’s corporate demigods of greed swept in to seize their paper, gut its journalistic mission, and devour its assets. Read more

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Trump voters in swing states say they want populist reforms, and have enacted progressive change via ballot initiatives Read more

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

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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. Read more

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He put the "goober" in gubernatorial. Read more

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

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