Jim Hightower

About Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown

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The Other Mexican Migration

August 6, 2019 | Thousands of people cross the U.S.-Mexico border for health care every day — and they’re headed south, not north.

Democrats, Grow a Spine

July 10, 2019 | Fighting progressive policies most Americans support will lose you “centrist” votes, not gain them.


‘Made in America,’ in China

May 22, 2019 | The president pretends to stand up for manufacturing workers while kowtowing to corporations that flagrantly violate Made-in-America laws.


Beware AI-Loving CEOs

May 8, 2019 | Privately, CEOs are gushing about the possibility of replacing their workforces with robots.


Supervillain Economics

April 3, 2019 | A new White House report proposes cutting regulations to protect workers and children, while piling on yet more tax cuts for billionaires.