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The Hightower Lowdown
Jeffords and the Lobby, Karl Rove's ethics & the New Fast Track
"...Jeffords Bombs K Street! What's the most dangerous job in America? Construction? Drug cop? Taxi..."

June 29, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
ZapMe!'s snooping on kids, downsizing hurts the boss too, and Fleet Bank's fleeting sympathies
"...ZapMe!'s Schoolyard Snooping If someone were hanging around the schoolyard gathering information on your children, wouldn't you want..."

June 22, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
PG&E's shell game, Bush Incorporated & Nestle's genetic engineering
"...to a carnival side show to get suckered by the old shell game -- all you've got to do..."

June 15, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush and children, Bush and Big Oil, & the Inventor of the Slim Jim
"...Head Start, and 88% do not have access to the child care help they need -- Bush's budget does..."

May 18, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
The Fundraiser-in-Chief, Harvard busts its workers, and Dick Cheney oils his own nest
"...The Fundraiser-in-Chief George W. talked a lot in last year's..."

May 11, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Campaign finance scam, Chinese prison labor, & bookstore conglomerates
"...The Future of Campaign Corruption Those clever boys in D.C...."

May 4, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush's regulatory rollback, the Codex Alimentarius & McCain-Feingold
"...Consider George W.'s regulatory rollback rampage. George the Destroyer has shredded dozens of rules designed to protect..."

April 13, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
The Bush budget and children's welfare, Pete Domenici and nuclear power & Jonah Goldberg on the joys of sweatshops
"...rhetoric is one thing, but it's when presidents submit their budgets that they reveal their true priorities and heart...."

April 6, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Star Wars boondoggle, MBNA's bankruptcy fraud, and the CIA's cooked books
"...Bush Dreams of Star Wars At the height of the Cold War, schools held atom bomb..."

March 30, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Killing workplace safety rules, Paul O'Neill's Alcoa conflict, and Poppy's international hustle
"...Stabbing Workers in the Back Recently, the Republican leadership -- backed by Cheerleader-in-Chief..."

March 23, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush's 'Real, Live Americans'; Nike's 'Freedom to Choose'
"...he lies, isn't he? His latest whopper was in the form of a warm and fuzzy photo op that..."

March 9, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Treasury Sec. Paul O'Neill pitches Bush tax breaks, Newt Gingrich is a business consultant, Congressional fundraising among freshman is out of control
"...Drug Problem "We must leave no one behind," is the compassionate-conservative mantra of George W. But in his first..."

March 2, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
A lobbyist "volunteers" for Bush, the WTO plays peek-a-boo in Qatar, and China represses independent unions
"...on your life, and now he's being hailed by the inside-Washington magazine, National Journal, for making a great personal..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
The "Prosperity Dividend," Bush's Energy Fraud, and the War on Colombia
"...We Need a Real 'Prosperity Dividend' Bush the Second wants to give a fat tax cut to..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
The New Environmental Regime; Ripping Off the Pentagon
"...The New Environmental Regime The official motto of Washington, D.C.,..."

Feb. 9, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Hardcore Corporate Action; Hardwired Fashion
"...Hardcore Corporate Action So, you're walking on the seedier edge of downtown, along where the strip joints..."

Feb. 2, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Sweat It Out; Old School
"...of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo was charged with nepotism in the hiring of the city fire commissioner, to which he..."

Jan. 19, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Major league baseball ticket gouging in New York, grassroots rebellion in Carmel, Ca., the oil industry's assault on the Project on Government Oversight, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce attacks new OSHA protections for workers.
"...I Go Pogo Walt Kelley's great comic-strip character, Pogo the possum, ran for president around 1960, and many of..."

Jan. 5, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Gifts for pets and corporate spies, and Michael Milken lobbies for a presidential pardon.
"...'Tis the season when visions of sugar plums have been dancing..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Hightower on clean elections, corporate genetic research, and living wage legislation
"...Elections Coming Clean? In the midst of the muck and mire of November's presidential..."

Dec. 22, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
"...This is the Chronicle debut of a weekly column written by Austin..."

Sept. 8, 2000 News Feature

The Hightower Report: Why We Should Reach Across Borders, Not Close Them
Trump's wall won't keep undocumented immigrants out
"...philosophy, personality, feelings, or meaning, beyond what people on either side attribute to it...."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
It's time to free students from higher-ed debt
"...In the Sixties, I attended the University of North Texas, a..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
An immigration loophole for rich foreigners
"...wonder about those immigrants who scramble so desperately into the U.S. from across our southern border, enduring killer heat,..."

March 20, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: When Will Wall Street Quit Being Stupid?
Auto loans, this decade's mortage bubble?
"...The self-described "Geniuses of Wall Street" are being stupid. Again...."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Brand New Congress
Is an entirely new Congress even possible?
"...Yes, one sweeping campaign against all incumbents of either party who owe their jobs to the Big Money..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Death of the Lush, Green Lawn
Farewell to green lawns, hello to desertscapes
"...My father was an early member of a group now known..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
'Bonus babies' make a huge haul
"...of his salary as an extra incentive to join the Yankees, Giants, or whatever team. Sportswriters dubbed them: "bonus..."

March 28, 2014 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Who’s Left for Trump to Tweet-bomb?
Maybe nobody. Maybe he should get off Twitter altogether.
"...his AK-47 Twitter rifle with hundreds of hits on the American citizenry, including such entire groups as "nasty women,"..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report: Who’ll Help America’s Hard-Hit Gold Miners?
Donald Trump will ... not. Unless you own a gold mine.
"...These are hard times for America's gold miners, who're scrambling..."

May 26, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

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