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The Hightower Report
An Explosive New Politics; and Sports Brandalism
"...as Office Depot Center, Bank Of America Stadium, and Enron Field (until that corporation plunged into infamy and bankruptcy.)..."

April 28, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Fun With Dick and Jane
The original version of this comedy was a little countercultural, a lot class-conscious, and a touch subversive; this remake is all farce when what is needed is satire.
"...our current era of corporate scandal as names like Enron, WorldCom, and Adelphia have become synonymous with white-collar banditry..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha - A Damned Clever Comparison (Though Totally Inaccurate)
"...on a corrupt, evil organization surely on par with Enron or WorldCom, the UN. It has all the necessary..."

Aug. 9, 2005 Postmarks

The Hightower Report
Senator takes pity on poor little CEOS; and Propaganda Rules!
"...corruption law. This act was congress' response to the Enron-style scandals that were front-page news back then. So the..."

April 15, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

Page Two
SXSW 2005 looms on the horizon
"...Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Documentary, directed by..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Film News
Updates on Robert's and Rick's adaptations, Texas on TV, and 'Dot' plays L.A.; plus, have you ever considered a double bill of 'Tarnation' and 'Mrs. Doubtfire'?
"...film is still a deep, dark secret... Sundance-bound documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room will be released..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

She Hate Me
Spike Lee strikes out with his new "joint" about an unemployed whistle-blower who makes a living impregnating sperm-deprived lesbians.
"...Mackie, who must carry the film through its heavy-handed Enron-like plot and into its preposterous pregnancy gaffes, never connects...."

Oct. 1, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...FBI agent, and you're following me!" – Disgraced former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, picked up by cops this weekend..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Hightower Report
Bush acts like layoffs don't exist, and uses Iraq to distract the media from corporate corruption.
"...been charged by regulators with teaching Xerox how to "Enron" its books and deceive investors...."

March 7, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

'Tis the Silly Season: Give the Gift of Politics!
Gift Guide recommendations from the Chronicle news staff
"...(www.ebay.com), which last we checked was offering 468 different Enron logo items for sale...."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Page Two
Bite the bullet and vote.
"...they would wonder for which office the obviously evil "Enron" is running. Only Carole Keeton Rylander seems to have..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...also served on numerous corporate boards, including most notoriously Enron Corp. (In fact, UBS Warburg scooped up the bankrupt..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...Even in disgrace, Enron is busy building new online markets -- for its..."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature

The Hightower Report
Accenture proclaims its Bermudan heritage; Paul O'Neill calls the kettle black.
"...governance to Washington. But that was B.E. -- Before Enron. And before WorldCom, Tyco, Arthur Andersen, Global Crossing, etc...."

Sept. 6, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Dubya plays corporate performer -- but it's just pretend; and Congress sells out its trade authority for cold, hard cash.
"...courageous corporate whistle blowers, such as Sherron Watkins at Enron. But, the Bushites' administrative interpretation of this provision is..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Bush barks but barely bites, and MBNA buys a Congressman … on credit.
"...Wow, Little George really told off the Enroners and WorldComers, didn't he? He went up to Wall..."

July 26, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Houston activist Ken Crowley is sentenced to six months in federal prison and $1,000 in fines for repeated civil disobedience at the School of the Americas.
"...Like Minute Maid Park (née Enron Field), the School of the Americas recently underwent a..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Joshua Fischer

The Hightower Report
George W.'s corporate scolding reeks of hypocrisy; the Pentagon buys into Hollywood.
"...While Harken was small compared to Enron, WorldCom and the others, George W. Bush's personal, self-serving..."

July 19, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...out-of-towners took it all off for Playboy's "Women of Enron" issue, on the stands this week. Four still work..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Hightower Report
The Business Roundtable fights for CEOs' rights to rip off stockholders; Bushites fight for more bureaucracy and big government; and Tom DeLay fights for the rich.
"...Cheney's by $40 million, and the sleazy head of Enron's by $59 million. Overall, eliminating this tax on the..."

June 28, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Reliant CEO Finds Religion; Edison Has the Vapors
"...doing any of the down-and-dirty deals that the devilish Enron got caught making...."

June 21, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

This Old Mouse
Facing accusations of market saturation, cultural homogenization, and unethical labor practices, Disney keeps manufacturing the magic … but for how long?
"...well as several of the largest bankruptcies in history (Enron Corporation, Global Crossing, and Kmart), and brand names have..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush likes democracy, except when he doesn't; business is a poor model for government; The Book Thing gives reading material to the needy.
"..."Balderdash and jabberwocky" they exclaim, Enron was just a little ol' case of corruption, which..."

April 26, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...has 18 Energy Stars, Houston has 21 (including the Enron building), and San Antonio has three. The full list..."

March 29, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Hightower Brings Thunder To Austin
Jim Hightower's Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy Tour promises to energize activists in a carnival atmosphere .
"...Group, Acción Zapatista, and Austin Against War. Some former Enron employees who lost their jobs in the energy giant's..."

March 15, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...seek investment advice. Consider this another round in Watson's Enron-inspired criticism of both current AG John Cornyn, now running..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Hightower Lowdown
The Pentagon lies to us … and unashamedly admits it; Global Crossing investors and employees get Enronized; New York City whores its parks to the highest bidder.
"...This poster boy is not Ken Lay of Enron, but Gary Winnick of Global Crossing Ltd., the telecom..."

March 1, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
"...Our favorite political Web sites of the week: www.enronownsthegop.com and www.whitehouse.org. The former, a creation of Democratic Party..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

The Hightower Lowdown
George W. wants you to get a job, but won't pay for training; and, like his father, he's trying to get us into another oil war; also, drug companies use cash to get your doctor's recommendation.
"...with job-busting finagling by top executives of outfits like Enron, the number of unemployed Americans has risen by 40%..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...that many Republican politicos have received generous "donations" from Enron ["The Hightower Lowdown," Jan. 25]. What he seems to..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Column

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