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.

Trump has not “forgotten” the forgotten working class. Indeed, the pampered son of privilege remembers to slap them with plutocratic policies every chance he gets. Read more


Raise Hell: The Life & Times Of Molly Ivins

Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

This short rollicking documentary about the firebrand journalist from the Lone Star State is more instructive than a semester full of college classes, and it’ll inspire you as it edifies—plus you get popcorn. Read more




These days, when you stand up and demand to be left alone, you’re likely to be pegged as a quaint holdover from days gone by, a whiner or, more likely, someone with something to hide. Read more


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



Backbone Campaign

San Antonio did! Read more


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


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


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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Courtesy of Jim Hightower

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