Jim Hightower's Common-Sense Commentaries
By Jim Hightower
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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, co-editor of the monthly "Hightower Lowdown" and author of "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be -- consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.
||"The Donald Show"||"Wow," exclaimed a beaming Donald Trump as he stepped onstage, basking in the cheers of a throng attending his launch into the 2016 presidential race. "That is some group of people," he gushed. "Thousands." It was a showbiz extravaganza. Literally. The c||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The isolated splendor of the superrich||Rich people tend to live behind high walls with guarded gates. Then there are the über-rich. They don't need walls and gates, for they isolate themselves from us riff-raff the natural way – by buying their very own private islands. But holding the mas||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||A letter carrier's special delivery to Congress||Neither rain, sleet, nor snow – nor even the likelihood that he'd be killed – could stop this letter carrier from making his appointed rounds. Doug Hughes is one gutsy mailman. In April, this rural letter carrier from Florida embarrassed Washington's||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trump tries to put his brand on GOP||Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! If you love the loopy side of American politics, your dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump is in the race! For president. Of the United States. No, really! He announced his candidacy from – wh||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Memo to Obama: Corporate elites are not "America"||President Obama is miffed that nearly all of his fellow Democrats in the US House recently refused to follow him over the cliff of yet another global trade deal. But, ironically, it was the core of his own argument that led Democrats to hand such an emba||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeb launches "Pickett's Charge" campaign||A funny thing happened to Jeb Bush on his way to the White House. He was rolling assuredly toward his coronation as the GOP presidential nominee, campaigning "joyfully" (as he has described his low-key style). He was busy sacking up millions of dollars i||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The legalized immorality of Big Pharma||Al Capone, the infamous mob boss and bootlegger in Chicagoland during the 1920s, always maintained that he was just a businessman, saying the only difference between him and others was that the law criminalized his business, while legalizing the criminal||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies||Whenever a corporation issues a statement declaring that it is committed to "treating consumers fairly and with respect," chances are it's not. After all, if the outfit was actually doing it, there would be no need for a statement. Indeed, this particula||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peeking behind Walmart's promise to invest in American jobs||Great news: Walmart is investing in American jobs! It says so right here in a colorful, full-page ad showing a very happy Walmart worker displaying more than a dozen brand-name products made in the Good Ol' USA. The ad even gives a website (MadeWithAmeri||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Corporate-media symbiosis||One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America's mass market media has been thoroughly corporatized – both in structure and mindset. So our daily news feed is largely a regurgitation of the corporate line. This corporat||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Great common sense commentary
I make it a point to listen to Jim Hightower every morning on my local NPR radio station. I find his commentaries offer a fresh perspective on the activities of our current administration, most of which are deplorable. Thank God for the humorous spin he puts on his commentary!
Fantastic Progressive Wit
Jim Hightower is one of the best progressive wits out there. He always has important information laced with the greatest humor. I love to hear the latest potlitical happenings explained in his wonderful Texas drawl. I am delighted to find his daily commentary in podcast form, because I often miss his tidbits on the radio. Yee haw! With Jim around I can always find a pony the $#!+ pile.
Funny and informative
Jim tells it like it is with Texas wit and drawl. A great podcast for the news stories that the "LAME-stream media" doesn't report on. Proves just because you are from Texas, doesn't mean you have to be some Republican tool. Jim is the BEST! I love this podcast.
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