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The Hightower Lowdown
Dubya lets polluters make messes, but we pay for the clean-up; the computer industry isn't as clean as it would like us to think; and the National Academy of Scientists calls for closer scrutiny of biotech.
"...Did your mother ever tell you that if you made a mess..."

March 8, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

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.
"...The Pentagon's Propaganda..."

March 1, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Brazil's indigenous people battle corporate biopirates; the Bush appointee calendar is 12 months of ugly; and the Century Club lets in the riff-raff.
"...up to protect our country's poor pharmaceutical companies against the indigenous tribes of Brazil...."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
John Ashcroft goes on an imperious jihad; King George throws away our Constitution; and corporate greedheads profit from censorship.
"...But neither Superman nor true conservatives would go around intruding into..."

Dec. 14, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush goes easy on mining companies; his new drug czar is doomed to repeat history; and his energy policy lacks vision.
"...The latest is a terribly sweet goodie that Bush's Interior..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
The media fails to report Alan Greenspan's pro-corporate zealotry; greedy doctors make for bad medicine; and subliminal advertising makes its way into books.
"...Like some voodoo sorcerer trying to foretell the future by studying a chicken's entrails, America's media establishment..."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
The Bush energy pose, the FTAA farce & Biotech cynicism
"...put him in front of a whole pile of them! What were they thinking?..."

June 1, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
A Little Help From My Friends; The Buddy System
"...From My Friends -- You can't fool all of the people all of the time, but the spinmeisters for..."

Jan. 12, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Look Who the Donald Is Bringing in From the Cold
Would Trump surrender our people's democratic sovereignty to Putin?
"...of Russia. "I got to know [Putin] very well," the Donald has assured us voters. Only, it turns out..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Daddy's Philosophy
Hightower remembers his dad’s thoughts on charity
"...Yes, we are a country of rugged individualists, yet there's also a deep, community-minded streak in each of us...."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Why Doesn't Congress Do What the People Want and Need?
Hightower asks an age-old question about Congress
"...If you wonder why Congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do – while doing things..."

April 22, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Obama's Bizarre Sales Pitch for TPP
Obama's trying to sell the TPP; Hightower's not buying it
"...Sometimes you get offered "a deal you can't refuse." Then there's the deal that Barack Obama has offered to..."

May 22, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Be the "Wave" That Sweeps Away TPP
Jim Hightower wants YOU to stop TPP!
"...After years of negotiating the Trans-Pacif­ic Partnership behind closed doors, the corporate and governmental..."

May 1, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Bush goes on a spending binge; lawmakers demand Bush ask for war permission.
"...Bush Ate the Surplus..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Weapons in the Name of Peace?; and Conservatism or Crackpotism?
"...Weapons in the Name of Peace?..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Pushing for shared prosperity; and Bush's Iraq oil law
"...It's embarrassing that George W. keeps trying to deceive the American public about developments in Iraq, but it's shameful..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Support the Severely Wounded; and Bush's Health-Care Tax
"...SUPPORT THE SEVERELY WOUNDED Two years ago, Pentagon chief Donnie Rumsfeld..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
'Texas – Third World and Proud of It!' and a job-busting and environment-exploiting agreement
"...of our lawmakers, you have to be impressed with the amazing ingenuity, exuberant energy, and sheer determination they put..."

June 3, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Putting "The People" in a Political Platform
The Democratic Party platform is not perfect, but thanks to Bernie Sanders' revolutionary presidential campaign, it's rich in policies for the People
"...political party's platform actually stood for workaday people – rather than being a catalog of far-out, right-wing nuttiness, or..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: There’s a Word for Trump’s Latest Flimflamming of Workers
Trump's the working man's president? Please!
"...By gollies, The Donald delivers! Trump and his new blue-ribbon panel of..."

Feb. 17, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Florida official can't seem to get the hang of running elections
"...vote, right? Well that depends on who you are. The disgusting reality is that many of the power elites..."

April 25, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Why Can't Our Economy Promote Equality and Shared Prosperity?
A grassroots coalition is taking on the corporate elites
"...a tiny group of Wall Street bankers, billionaires, and their political puppets are allowed to write the rules that..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Should big corporations have to pay the taxes they owe?
"...multinational conglomerates who are demanding that Congress drastically slash the taxes they owe on foreign sales of their products...."

Feb. 26, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The latest Son of a Bush has a plan to make you richer
"...Bush, that is. Maybe the other Republican presidential seekers will stick with their mopey..."

Aug. 7, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The Walmartization of Thanksgiving
"...Everyone from the Obama family in the White House to my little..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Lifting America Up by Raising the Wage Floor
"...The good news is that it's not all bad news..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The highly educated working poor: Adjunct professors
"...There's a growing army of the working poor in our..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: What Does Trumponomics Actually Amount To?
Breaking down the Donald's economic plan
"...The Donald sounds like a populist on the stump, bellowing..."

Sept. 9, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The Bernie Sanders revolution is just getting started
"...The Bernie for President campaign is over, but the political..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Will the GOP budge on any Obama proposal?
"...had planned to drive an ice cream truck to the Capitol and personally serve free ice cream cones to..."

March 25, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

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