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


Wakeup Call for the Gun Business

December 26, 2012 | The private equity group that owns a controlling stake in the nation's biggest firearm company announced within days of the Newtown massacre that it was selling that investment.


Michigan Bucks Democracy

December 19, 2012 | With no warning, no hearings, no public input, no floor debate, and no time for citizens to even know what was happening, Michigan's Republicans rammed a union-busting bill into law.

Bosses Gone Berserk

Bosses Gone Berserk

November 21, 2012 | Papa John's and other employers are punishing their workers for Obama's win.

America’s Good Food Movement

America’s Good Food Movement

November 20, 2012 | We should give thanks for the spread of the rich ideas of sustainability, organic produce, and local economies from the fringe of our food economy into the mainstream.