Articles by Jim Hightower

Illustration: A giant boot tries to crush a diverse group of people pushing back against it.

Beware of Creeping Autocracy

April 19, 2023 | Across the country, GOP-backed “preemption” bills are stealing power away from the people’s representatives.

Small children climb up atop large spinning machines to mend broken threads in a Georgia cotton mill, 1909. (Shutterstock)

Stop This Corporate Child Abuse

April 5, 2023 | There’s nothing wrong with teens working part-time. But some corporations are willfully — and illegally — putting young kids into harm's way.

An older woman counts coins from a change purse.

Ailing Seniors Deserve Dignity

March 22, 2023 | Yet towards the end of their lives, they’re left rationing their toothpaste or scrimping pennies for the vending machine.