It's time to free students from higher-ed debt

Tuesday, August 11, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In the 1960s, I attended the University of North Texas, a public school blessed with good teachers and an educational culture focused on enabling us students to become socially useful citizens. And it was affordable... [read more]

Stand With Postal Workers This Thursday in a National Day of Action

Tuesday, May 12, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You can buy rolls of "Forever" stamps from your local post office, protecting you from future price increases. But We The People now need to put a "Forever" stamp on... [read more]

Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service

Monday, May 11, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When a big-name retailer finds its sales in a slow downward spiral, the geniuses in the executive suite often try to keep their profits up by cheapening their product and... [read more]

RIP, Pete Seeger

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 1/28/14
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Pete Seeger

It never occurred to me that Pete Seeger could die, for I thought of him as a permanent piece of America... [read more]

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

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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Wild about wild chickens

Thursday, May 24, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Some people complain that their town has gone to the dogs, but Bastrop, Texas, has gone to the chickens – and Bastropians are proud of it.

Well, most Bastropians.

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By axing parks, politicos are stealing the people’s property

Thursday, April 5, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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“Sorry, we’re closed.” In one of the saddest signs of the times, this message is popping up all across the country as governors and legislators are cutting off funds (and shutting off access) to one... [read more]

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