Rag Radio Interview with Thorne Dreyer

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 9/24/13
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I very much enjoy talking with Thorne Dreyer, host of Rag Radio on KOOP-91.7 FM in Austin. This interview is from Friday, September 13th. Thorne and I talk about quite a few things, including money in politics and grassroots folks fighting the good fight. You can listen at http://archive.org/details/RagRadio2013-09-13-JimHightower.

Speech Fighting Bob Fest 2013

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/11/13
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I had the privilege to go the 12th Fighting Bob Fest in Madison, WI this past weekend. It's a spirited gathering of grassroots folks, and I'm proud to be a part of it. Here's my speech from this year. I hope you enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI3XYHIKIOw&feature=youtu.be

Bill Moyers gives Hightower a shoutout on The Colbert Report

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/1/13
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Big thanks to our friend Bill Moyers, who mentions Hightower's line of thinking from the June issue of the Lowdown: we shouldn't ask why people fall through the cracks, but why there are cracks to begin with.

The truth is our Postal System is profitable

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/7/13
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When the US Postal Service announced it was eliminating Saturday delivery, our media repeated the myth that our Postal Service was broke.

To use Joe Biden's phrase: Malarkey.

Our Postal Service hasn't taken a dime of taxpayer money since 1971. In fact, it's quite profitable, which is why the privatizers can't wait to get their hands on it. To learn more, check out the March 2012 issue of the Hightower Lowdown at http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/node/2927#.URQhxqW5fHg.

VIDEO: Hightower at the Sydney Writers Festival

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 6/15/12
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Hightower made his first journey to Australia last month, and we got ahold of video with him in conversation with the publisher of the Hightower Lowdown, Phillip Frazer. Take a look!

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Who checks the "fact" checkers?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 9/14/11
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Wow, so many "facts," so little insight.

I've been factoided! As might be the case with your newspaper, the Austin daily uses a feature that's quite the fad in revenue-strained papers, especially the chain operations (ours is a Cox product, based in Atlanta). The feature is called PolitiFact, which immodestly claims to be "sorting out the truth in politics."

Reassembling America's Democracy

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/15/10
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On the Fourth of July, we celebrated Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Madison and all the other great men who created our democracy, right?
Not exactly. The Founders did create the framework for a democratic republic, but they didn't create much democracy. Indeed, in America's first presidential election, only 4 percent of the people were even eligible to vote.
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The GOP's Genetic Link to Big Oil

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 7/8/10
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If scientists were to compare the DNA of Republican congress-critters and of oil corporations, I'll bet they'd find that they match perfectly. After all, the two species have identical political instincts and seem to have a natural affinity for each other — so I'm pretty sure they sprang from the same genetic pool.
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Media advisory: Moyers and Hightower talk populism on the last edition of "Bill Moyers Journal"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/27/10
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Media Advisory: For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Ehrlich 512-477-5588, ext. 1

MOYERS AND HIGHTOWER TALK POPULISM ON THE LAST EDITION OF "BILL MOYERS JOURNAL"

After years of insightful, award-winning television journalism, Bill Moyers' final edition of his weekly PBS "Journal" will air this Friday evening, April 30. For his concluding show, Moyers features a discussion about "America's real populism" with longtime populist agitator, Jim Hightower.

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