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


High Time for Hemp

February 6, 2013 | This commonsense crop should become commonplace in the United States again.


Duck and Cover 2.0

January 23, 2013 | The police-industrial complex aims to deploy thousands of domestic drones in the next few years.


A Newsworthy Investment

January 2, 2013 | The Orange County Register is defying conventional wisdom by offering readers more and better coverage to boost business.


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.