Gov. Rick Scott is gagging on his own gag rule

Friday, May 8, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If a state government issues a right-wing political order, but it's not written down, does it make a sound?

Bart Bibler, a respected... [read more]

Media Barons shun major Populist meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2015   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do America's establishment media outlets exist to inform the general public about what's going on – or to hide the goings-on that the establishment doesn't like?

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America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice

Monday, May 26, 2014   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The corporate Powers That Be keep thinking we'll stay hitched to their plow no matter how severely they lash us economically and kick us politically. But, to borrow one of George W's convoluted phrases, they're... [read more]


Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 2/27/14
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By Jim Hightower and Steve Cobble

There’s a great band in Austin called “Asleep at the Wheel,” a name that jumps to mind when we consider the current mayoral race in Washington, D.C.

Are national progressives asleep at the wheel right now, missing a rare chance to help elect a very strong progressive as D.C. Mayor? Are we collectively missing a second “de Blasio moment” in Washington?

America's Populism

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 2/25/14
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Last week, I had a chance to discuss America's populism in a great interview on Ring of Fire Radio with Mike Papantonio. Here's the video segment of that interview. Enjoy!

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


Tuesday, December 27, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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The governor of Texas (who desperately wants to be your president) is flitting all around, spreading tons of fairy dust about his record. So, I've got another "Perry Tale" for you – this one about... [read more]

What Newt is... and is not

Friday, December 9, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad – I stand corrected.

In past commentaries, I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten... [read more]

Rick Perry's "truthiness"

Thursday, October 6, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert points out that political statements and even political facts these days don't have to be true – all they need, Colbert insists, is some element of "truthiness.".

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