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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Articles by Jim Hightower

Scott Walker's Money Mess

Walker’s Money Mess

July 1, 2014 | After being caught laundering money, the Wisconsin governor promptly switched to the spin cycle.

Browsing at a Gun Show

The NRA’s Accidental Brush with Sanity

June 18, 2014 | The group blames an unnamed and lowly staffer for accidentally criticizing Texan gun advocates for hanging out at restaurants while brandishing assault weapons.

Seattle Skyline

Success in Seattle

June 10, 2014 | Instead of just talking about the widening gap of inequality, the city council approved a $15 an hour minimum wage indexed to inflation.

Samsung’s Broken Apology App

May 28, 2014 | Under legal and public pressure, the Korean corporation expressed condolences to the survivors of its smartphone workers who contracted cancer without taking any responsibility for their illnesses.