America's Economic "Spread-ession"

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 12/4/08
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Times are hard.

How hard, you ask? Well, you'll be glad to know that professional economists have now reached a conclusion: America is technically in a recession. Of course, millions of Americans have known this for months, since they've lost jobs, businesses, homes — and faith in economists.

While the professors pored over their reams of data, plenty of real-life indicators were shouting that, yes indeedy, the economy sure enough is in a heap of hurt. Start with this indicator: abandoned boats.

Giving Thanks to America's Good Food Movement

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 11/28/08
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The thing that I'm most thankful for on Turkey Day is not the abundance of food at my family's table, but the rebels who produced it.

No, not Butterball. And not Wal-Mart, General Foods or any of the other corporate powers that loom large over America's food economy. To the contrary, I'm thankful for the "good food movement" that has arisen all across our country in rebellion against those powers.

Leaders Duck and Hide While Wall Street Steals From Us

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 11/20/08
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They came. They saw. They ran away.

Last Saturday's big global finance summit session was a far cry from the "veni, vidi, vici" of Julius Caesar. Rather than conquering the spreading problem of economic collapse, the leaders of the world's 20 most powerful economies dithered, blathered, postured and then fled for home.

George W. Bush: Before & After

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Sat., 11/1/08
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Sarah Palin's Faux Populism

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/11/08
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It was not my intention to be writing about Sarah Palin, since everyone with a laptop, a No. 2 pencil or a red crayon seems to be covering that beat. But then came the pundits:

"She's a populist," gushed Karl Rove on Fox TV. Weird, since this right-wing political slime and corporate whore loathes, demonizes, mocks, fears and tries to destroy real populists.

Sarah Palin is NOT a populist!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 9/4/08
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"Perfect populist pitch." That's how CBS political pundit Jeff Greenfield described Sarah Palin's VP acceptance speech.

Excuse me, but real populists don't support profiteering schemes of Big Oil or embrace the extension and expansion of tax giveaways to Wall Street speculators and corporate chieftans.

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SEIU Unconventional Convention Stories with Laura Flanders: Jim Hightower

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 8/26/08
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Hightower in Denver, Live From Main Street!

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Sat., 8/23/08
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On Sunday, 8/24, Hightower appeared on stage in Denver at Live From Main Street's "So You Say You Want Change: Exploring the Conflicts and Opportunities Ahead" Hosted by Laura Flanders -- with guests Van Jones, Donna Edwards, and many more! Here's a clip:

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LiberalOasis and Hightower at Netroots Nation '08

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Mon., 7/21/08
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Postcards from the tour: Radio days in California, Colorado, Idaho

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 4/29/08
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Greetings from Idaho

I've had a great "radio run" the past few days, visiting with several community stations that broadcast my daily "pops of populism"... [read more]

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