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Data: Nov. 27, 2017
May 28, 2014
Column: Striking gold for doing Wall Street's bidding
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — First, Wall Street’s government bailout restored the banksters who wrecked our economy to full prosperity.
May 28, 2014 - 5:41pm
May 16, 2014
Column: Our lawmakers are back in the saddle
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — They’re back. They’re rested. They’re ready! I’m talking about our Congress critters. They’ve returned to their workplace after enjoying a badly needed and two-week-long Easter vacation. After all, it had been a full four...
May 16, 2014 - 9:35pm
May 12, 2014
Column: Occupying the Koch brothers' lobby
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — The gabillionaire Koch brothers feel entitled to occupy the people’s elections, barging in with sacks full of corporate cash. So, how would the brothers feel if the people barged into their political affairs? To find out, a few...
May 12, 2014 - 4:31pm
April 22, 2014
Column: Engineering away consumer and states' rights
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — In 79 A.D., a volcanic eruption buried Pompeii in ash. Nearly 2,000 years later, an eruption of hot legislative ash is spewing from Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) is threatening U.S. consumers. Pompeo is the right-wing Congress critter...
April 22, 2014 - 5:22pm
April 4, 2014
Column: Success can begin with 'I think I can'
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — Like that little choo-choo in the classic children’s book “The Little Engine that Could,” Moral Monday is the little movement that says, “I think I can” and keeps chugging up the hill. This new progressive coalition became...
April 4, 2014 - 9:48pm
March 20, 2014
Column: The millionaires' Congress vs. the American people
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — The rich truly are different from you and me — they tend to become Congress critters. You don’t find many plumbers, mine workers, dirt farmers, Walmart associates, beauty parlor operators, taxi drivers or other “get-the-job-done”...
March 20, 2014 - 5:01pm
February 25, 2014
Column: Report proves big brother blows it
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords President Barack Obama’s support for the NSA’s domestic spying program prompted a critic to say: “Given the unique power of the state, it is not enough for leaders to say: ‘Trust us, we won’t abuse the data we collect.’” Oh wait, that...
February 25, 2014 - 9:35pm
February 24, 2014
Column: Boxing us into poor job prospects
JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — You know what America needs? More jobs, that’s what. Not Walmart-style “jobettes,” but real jobs. We need more stable employment with a good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in what goes on, and jobs that have...
February 24, 2014 - 5:45pm
January 9, 2014
Column: This California scheme is bad for your health
By Jim Hightower, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol’ crooks…and Republican members of the California Assembly. This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to monkeywrench the rollout of President Barack...
January 9, 2014 - 10:48am
December 13, 2013
Column: A thriller that's both a joke and not funny
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords In the standard spy thriller, our hero gets captured by agents of a repressive government. They take him into a dark interrogation room, where the sadistic spymaster hisses: “We have ways of making you talk.” In real life, the director of our...
December 13, 2013 - 7:38pm
Column: Taxpayer's crime pays for corporate crime
By Jim Hightower, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — Sometimes, a news story can be so crammed with irony that it boggles the mind. Consider just the headline on one such story that ran recently in my town’s daily paper: “Man gets 10 years for defrauding banks.” That just screams...
November 13, 2013 - 3:42pm
November 1, 2013
Column: Worker rip-offs in the Reagan building
JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — How’s this for irony?
November 1, 2013 - 8:41pm
October 4, 2013
Column: The Farm Bill's wasteful welfare program
By JIM HIGHTOWER, OtherWords AUSTIN, Texas — Some aspects of American agriculture are quite odd. For example, to meet a farmer these days, you don’t need to venture out to the hinterland. Thousands of our farmers are city slickers. And they’re really slick, for many of...
October 4, 2013 - 1:40pm
September 12, 2013
Column: Naming the names behind extreme weather
By Jim Hightower, Otherwords AUSTIN, Texas — Environmental groups tend to be a bit grim-faced. That’s understandable since they’re constantly confronting industrial uglies that range somewhere between awful and apocalyptic. So it’s a treat when one of them turns impishly...
September 12, 2013 - 10:52am
August 21, 2013
Column: "Free feed for millionaire farmers'
AUSTIN, Texas — “Stop the moochers!” shouted a flock of GOP budget whackers in the House of Representatives.
August 21, 2013 - 5:39pm