Jim Hightower's Radio Lowdown
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.
||CleanWhen and where was the first Thanksgiving Feast?||Lets talk Turkey! No, not the Butterball sitting in the Oval Office. Im talking about the real thing, the big bird, 46 million of which we Americans will devour on this Thanksgiving Day.||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy won’t Trump stand up to Putin?||As Donald Trump said: Strange things happen in life.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to the new “Trump Tower” he’s building for you||If youve ever been to any of the cities graced with a Trump hotel, casino, resort, etcetera – you know that The Donald splashes his name in giant, gaudy letters across every structure he owns, preferably in gold.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy reward bad corporate behavior with more tax breaks?||Heres a question for our Trumpestuous President and his Trumpeteers in Congress: Why are you even considering giving more tax breaks to corporate giants?||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are we giving corporate welfare to Amazon?||Isnt it funny that right-wing politicians across the country piously rant against giving a few bucks worth of jobless benefits to the needy, then turn around and shove billions of our tax dollars into corporate welfare for the greedy?||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy would you let Jeff Bezos inside your home?||Would you give your house key to a complete stranger, letting that person (whose name you dont even know) walk right into your home when youre not there?||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWould you trust John Yoo?||Noting that the US military was developing armed, autonomous robots to serve as battleground soldiers in our wars, a 2015 New York Times article asked an important question: Can they learn to make moral choices?||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump’s War||In June, our Tweety Bird president tweeted this message to members of the US Army: Proud to be your commander-in-chief. Actually, Trump is only the delegator-in-chief, having passed to subordinates a presidents most solemn duty of guiding our nations||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTime for Democratic Party leaders to get going – or go||Good news, people – at last, congressional Democrats have gotten a clue, grown some spine, and are beginning to act like... well, like Democrats!||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Trump even know where Niger is?||So, President Trump makes what was to be a condolence phone call to the young widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four American soldiers killed on a military patrol in Niger – and all of a sudden, the White House explodes in yet another political c||10/25/2017||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!
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.
A Texas original....
Jim Hightower is truly a Texas original and knows how to push a populist, progressive message. He sometimes gives the Democrats more slack than they deserve, but his critique of right-wing policies that hurt ordinary working Americans is spot on. Jim says he was inspired by his nominally conservative dad who used to say simply that "everybody does better when everybody does better", as opposed to orthodox "trickle down" economic views. Jim is able to speak to conservatives without speaking down to them, makes appeals to Americans that we can do better as a nation and as a people. Jim encourages listeners to get active and always provides tools in the form of websites and phone numbers at the end of each broadcast. He and the late Molly Ivins are the best contributions Texas has ever made to the national political discussion.
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