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Jim Hightower is an American populist, spreading his message of democratic hope via national radio commentaries, columns, books, his award-winning monthly newsletter (The Hightower Lowdown) and barnstorming tours all across America.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Tiny Tim Time at Walmart (6 comments)
With an annual income greater than 140 countries, Walmart wants its poorly paid employees to buy food for fellow employees whose paychecks leave them in deep poverty. More astonishing is the corporation's insipid, self-congratulatory insistence that the employee food drive demonstrates its deep ethical commitment to the welfare of all Walmart "associates" (as it grandiosely calls its beleaguered workers).
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Should there be a sanity test for Congress critters? (4 comments)
First, they threw a group hissy fit to force a costly, embarrassing, and entirely-unwarranted shutdown of the national government of our USofA. That was strange enough, but then a gaggle of the goofballs cranked their shtick all the way up to code-red bizarre by throwing a series of staged tantrums when they learned that the government they had shut down was, in fact, shut down.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Health Care Hypocrisy
There's the comic twist that's included in the government shutdown. While more than a million regular government workers are going without a paycheck, the Congress critters who forced the furlough continue to collect their $174,000 in annual pay. Some lawmakers are donating their checks to charity, but four out of five are happily pocketing theirs.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Slapping the poor just for the hell of it
The plight of the poor is so dramatic that even Republican leaders in the US House have noticed them and are reaching out with open hands -- unfortunately, not to help lift up the needy, but to slap them in the face.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Hmmm, Where the Hell Did This "Money is Evil" Pope Come From? (25 comments)
The plight of the poor in our Land of Plenty is so dramatic that even the Republican leaders of the U.S. House have noticed them and are reaching out with open hands. Unfortunately, they are not offering a helping hand to the needy, but a cold, hard slap in the face. On Sept. 19, in a gratuitous act of political pettiness and human callousness, the GOP slashed $4 billion-a-year out of the food stamp program.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Wall Street's Fix for Homelessness (6 comments)
Having seen his 16-year-old son volunteer at a homeless center, Andy Kessler, this champion of the rich was motivated to develop a plan to solve homelessness. Here it is: Stop dishing out soup to those people and shut down all the shelters.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not about free trade. It's a corporate coup d'etat -- against us! (11 comments)
The nullification of our right to direct expenditures of our own tax dollars is but one of the horror stories being quietly packed into a political-and-economic bombshell benignly labeled TPP--the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The corporate gang that stuck us with NAFTA is back, hoping to fool us with an even more destructive multinational deal. This time we really must pay attention, because TPP is not just another trade deal.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Blessed Are The Rich (2 comments)
In case you don't dwell in the plutocratic, narcissistic, Ayn Randian fantasyland where the Kochs hang out, "labor mobility" is right-wing psychobabble for social Darwinism. Remove all remnants of America's economic safety net, they coldly theorize (while wallowing in their nests of luxury), and the poor will be "freed" to become billionaires.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Texas GOP Unleashes Political Quackery on Women's Reproductive Rights
Perry is trying to hijack reality, huffing and puffing that he'll slap down the women's opposition to his assault on their rights, because that's "what the people of this state hired us to do." Sen Wendy Davis pointed out that far from helping the economic plight of women in the Lone Star State, Perry vetoed the equal-pay-for-equal-work bill recently passed by the legislature. How rude of her!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 A New Housing Emergency
Many of our wealthiest citizens are hurting. Did you know, for example, that the inventory of million-dollar homes in Carmel, California, dwindled to only four properties at one point in late May?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The New Crime of Eating While Homeless (2 comments)
Whenever one of our cities gets a star turn as host of some event such as a national political gathering or the Super Bowl, its first move is to tidy up--by having the police sweep homeless people into jail, out of town, or under some rug. But Houston's tidy-uppers aren't waiting for a world-class event to rationalize going after homeless down-and-outers. They've preemptively outlawed the "crime" of dumpster diving.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 In Battling Monsanto's Greed, Tenacity Matters (8 comments)
Having patented the GMO technology, the corporation asserts that when the plants grow in a farmer's field and subsequently produce their own seeds, those second-generation seeds do not belong to the farmer, but are Monsanto's private property. Farmers are prohibited by Monsanto contracts from gathering and later planting the seeds produced by their own land.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 AgriBUSINESS is at war with agriCULTURE (2 comments)
What you and I choose to eat, where we choose to get it, what policies and politicians we choose to support or oppose, what groups we choose to help, and whether we even choose to think about the food we eat -- all are choices directly affecting the nature of food production and of food itself.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 Perry happens. Again. (1 comments)
It's a call to "save America" from Barack Obama. Evangelicals are less than enthused by a Republican nominee who's a multimillionaire Mormon from the Cayman Islands, so Perry laid it on thick. He declared that America is in the midst of "spiritual warfare" forced upon purist Christians by Obama's "effort to remove any trace of religion from American life."
Thursday, October 4, 2012 The Big Three Myths Fabricated By Right-Wing Fabulists to Frame America's Elections (5 comments)
If we are to stand up successfully to the myriad corporate policies and laws that they want to impose on us, we must confront, expose, and reject at every turn their nefarious lies. Don't let them rewrite the basic truth that unites us as a democratic people: We need each other for all of us to succeed, both personally and as a nation.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Guided by the Koch brothers, Republicans have installed czars to run Michigan's cities (2 comments)
What they didn't know -- because the campaign never hinted at it, much less spoke of it out loud -- was that a cabal of corporate-funded, far-right extremists behind Snyder would soon spring a secret plan on them. It was to be a horrific "Spring Surprise" that literally would reinvent Michigan -- along with negating the very idea that the American people have a democratic right to be self-governing.
Friday, August 24, 2012 The Minimum Wage is a Disgrace, and Raising it Would be a Boon to the Whole Economy (2 comments)
In this country of unsurpassed wealth, it's an abomination that the power elites are casually tolerating poverty pay as our wage floor. How deplorable that they can actually juxtapose the words "working" and "poor" without blinking, much less blushing... or barfing! Nearly four million Americans are being paid at or below the desiccated federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Monday, August 6, 2012 The GOP is Galloping Away From Conservative ... To Crazy (7 comments)
Ted Cruz is America's latest tea party darling. He just pulled off a contortion in Texas that few would've thought humanly possible: he got to the right of Gov. Rick Perry -- himself a former tea party darling who's such a far-out know-nothing that he's best known for putting the goober in gubernatorial.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 What the Frack!?! (1 comments)
Natural gas is being touted by the industry and its tail-wagging politicos as clean and cheap -- the "magic bullet" for our energy problems. Before we swallow such hype, however, let's just note that the process is named "fracturing" for a reason -- it's inherently destructive, dirty -- and way more costly than the market price of the fuel admits.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 "Financial uncertainty" good for the poor, not for the rich
Republican lawmakers howl in outrage about the meager unemployment payments going to America's hard-hit, out-of-work families who actually need a helping hand in today's jobless economy. More than five million of our fellow citizens have been unable to find jobs for half-a-year or more.
Thursday, June 7, 2012 The plutocrats who bankrolled the GOP primaries -- and what they want in return (10 comments)
These justices knew what they were doing: enthroning the wealthiest Americans, not merely to reign supreme over the political process, but also to control government. In a nation of 313 million people and an electorate of 217 million, fewer than a hundred uber-wealthy individuals and corporations (a tiny fraction of a fraction of even the 1 percent) shaped the GOP presidential debate and nomination to their personal benefit.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Snarling Banks (1 comments)
Very few Americans on this side of the ATM machine think that the biggest problem in Washington is that the moneychangers don't have enough clout. But, incredibly, here they come with a super PAC intended to force lawmakers to bow even deeper to their needs.
Monday, May 14, 2012 Coddling the 10%
To reel in these mid-level richies, bankers are offering to pamper them lavishly.
Monday, May 7, 2012 Newt's denouement (1 comments)
Like a dust devil popping up out of nowhere, twirling furiously for no apparent reason, sucking air into its funnel and stirring up rubbish as it hopscotches here and there for a couple of minutes, before -- fffffttt -- suddenly disappearing, the Newt came, spun, and now he's gone.
Friday, April 27, 2012 The great American medicine show, a spectacle of deceit, manipulation, and flimflammery (1 comments)
In the past three decades, America's health-care system has radically metamorphosed from a public service network (largely run by independent physicians and nonprofit hospitals) into a corporate profit machine. Drugmakers have been among the most ambitious, in-your-face pushers of this transmutation of medicine into just another commodity to be sold by hook or crook.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 The Citizens United Gang
The mugging by the Citizens United Gang has only begun. Not only is Restore Our Future by far the biggest presidential super PAC of them all -- dwarfing Barack Obama's, which is called Priorities USA Action -- but its attacks will be supplemented by an even bigger super-super PAC, called American Crossroads. Created by campaign attack-meister Karl Rove and longtime Republican operative Ed Gillespie.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 A Corporate "Foreign Legion" Has Taken Over America's Intelligence and Military Functions
"The United States of America" no longer goes to war. Instead, our professional "volunteer" soldiers and their families go. Our corporations go -- forming what one analyst calls "the coalition of the billing." Our robots, drones, computer-targeted-and-fired missiles, and other corporate-peddled weapons go. And our embedded media cheerleaders go.
Monday, April 2, 2012 The "ROBS Act" (1 comments)
The new law itself doesn't create a single job for the tens-of-millions of unemployed and underemployed workers in our land of the rich. In fact, the accent on the J.O.B.S. acronym should be on "B.S." Will it surprise you to learn that the word "jobs" isn't even included in the title? Instead, J.O.B.S. stands for "Jump-start Our Business Start-ups."
Friday, March 30, 2012 Jim Hightower: The Truth About the U.S. Postal Service
From the gated enclaves and penthouses of the uber-wealthy to the inner-city ghettos and rural colonias of America's poorest families, the U.S. Postal Service literally delivers. All for 45 cents. The USPS is an unmatched bargain, a civic treasure, a genuine public good that links all people and communities into one nation. So, naturally, it must be destroyed.
Monday, March 12, 2012 The Post Office is not broke -- and it hasn't taken any of our tax money since 1971 (3 comments)
While it's certainly true that emails and tweets are faster than mail, there remains a vast demand for postal services, especially where broadband internet does not reach (50 percent of rural residents, 35 percent of all Americans), as well as when hard copy and physical delivery are essential.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Karl Rove says he's "offended" (1 comments)
Karl Rove saying he's "offended" by a TV ad is ike a skunk saying some other critter stinks! What could possibly make an ad so offensive that Karl would gag? Hope, that's what. The sweet flower of optimism nauseates Karl.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 In the Constitution, "Security" Means Protection From Our Law Enforcers, Not By Them (2 comments)
A blitz of warrantless surveillance and imprisonments without trial. The core of too many of today's prominent political leaders consists almost entirely of unintended irony, which tends to make them go all wobbly on their political stands. This might be comical were it not so destructive for our nation.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 Newt Gingrich: the spawn of Citizens United
Justice Kennedy, meet Sheldon Adelson -- a product of your cluelessness about how real politics work. For years, this casino baron has spent lavishly on right-wing front groups to advance his personal agenda, including pouring money into Newt Gingrich.
Monday, January 2, 2012 Declare Independence From Corporate Power!
A year from now, Americans will be caught in an unprecedented blizzard of campaign ads. Most of this ad blizzard will not come from the candidates, but from ads secretly funded by huge corporations. This is because a five-man cabal on the Supreme Court issued an edict that perverts nature itself.
Friday, December 30, 2011 The Disuniting of America
At the tippy-top of America's wealth pyramid are the multimillionaire CEOs and billionaire Wall Streeters. They are the richest one-one-hundreth of the one-percenters (a mere 14,836 households). These few now take six percent of all U.S. income -- the biggest piece ever consumed by America's mega-rich.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Rick-the-regular-guy
Rick-the-regular-guy says that he deserves his double-dip into the public treasury, calling it "just kind of good estate planning in my opinion."
Saturday, December 24, 2011 The Poor Rich and the Scrooginess of Congress
Congressional Republicans continue to protect nonsensical tax breaks for Wall Street billionaires and Big Oil, while demanding that programs to aid America's growing number of poor people either be slashed or eliminated. The Obama White House is fighting most of this absurdity, but it keeps trying to appease the GOP by offering to sacrifice programs that ordinary people really need.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 Corporate Elites and Their Small-Minded Political Servants are Creating the Incredibly Shrinking America (2 comments)
There's hope in the Occupy protest that is so big and so deeply felt by so many angry/hopeful people that even such forces of autocracy as Mayor Mike Bloomberg cannot make it go away. You've probably seen this bumper sticker: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." I find that the thing we Americans have the most of is the very thing our failed leaders have the least of: bigness of spirit.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Nation in Just Two Months (2 comments)
The occupiers are saying what's demonstrably true: America's bankers, bosses, big shots, and BSers don't give a damn about working people, fairness, and justice, or America itself. The moneyed and political elites are out for themselves, everyone else be damned.
Friday, November 11, 2011 Don't Just Salute Veterans, Rally With Them
The penthouse swells can unleash their police to break up protests, but that only fuels the fury. Now they're cracking down on veterans -- people who know how to use guns. It's time to deal with the growing crisis of joblessness and inequality in America.
Sunday, October 23, 2011 Citizens United Against Citizens United: A Grassroots Campaign to Restore Democracy (5 comments)
The rising supremacy of America's corporate plutocracy is based on courts and politicians having blind faith in the legitimacy of the corporations-are-people idolatry. It is not, however, something that its disciples wish to take to the people as an election issue, because... well, because it's poppycock, and it would be resoundingly rejected if it were ever put to a direct vote.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 It's time to name the tea party politicians (and their sponsors)--and call them out (1 comments)
America has BIG needs right now -- a jobs crisis, housing crisis, infrastructure crisis, energy crisis, climate crisis, middle-class crisis, democracy crisis. But they can't even be addressed because tea party ravers in the House, joined there by a gaggle of old school right-wingers, keep throwing hissy fits over far-out ideological gimcrackery.
Monday, September 5, 2011 Why are we letting corporate Supremists steal our democracy from us? (9 comments)
The Roberts Five are not objective and reasoned judges. They are crass political operatives disguised in robes of authority, deliberately contorting the law to transfer huge chunks of the people's power to corporate suites. Roberts. Alito. Kennedy. Scalia. Thomas. Memorize these names, for they are thieves.
Monday, May 16, 2011 A battery of elected ideologues opens fire on those who serve the public (1 comments)
The Powers That Be don't like us thinking in terms of class war, or even using the phrase. But from the ever-expanding wealth gap to the relentless downsizing and offshoring of American jobs, from the Supreme Court's enthronement of corporate political money to the state-by-state offensive on worker power--what else can it be called?
Saturday, April 30, 2011 RUN, DONNIE, RUN! (1 comments)
While Trump is not a successful businessman by a long shot, he does play one on television. And now, he wants you to help him take his cheesy act to the White House.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 Obama Inc. (6 comments)
America's working families -- our endangered middle class -- have a right to expect Obama to fight for rules that are fair to them and our country, not meekly accept rules that have been skewed by an elite corporate class to profit them alone. Instead, our president is waltzing with the devil.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 AIRPORTS: SURRENDER ALL LIBERTY, YE WHO ENTER BY ME (4 comments)
The chief flaw in our present technology-based security scheme is that it doesn't do any good. Hundreds of millions of passengers have been searched, and the system has yet to catch even one terrorist.
Thursday, November 4, 2010 Who's That Hiding Behind the Tea Party?
Sadly, however, neither the confused Democrats nor the fused tea party-Republicans even addressed the economic source of the people's anger and anxiety. Dems mostly said, "Stick with us, for they're worse," and Repubs merely retorted, "We're not them."
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Bleeding in Afghanistan
We continue to go about our daily routines -- go to work, go to the mall, go out to eat, go golfing, go to church, go on vacation, go dancing and drinking. War? Americans will pay far more attention to the World Series than they will to the ongoing carnage in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Two Multibillionaire Brothers Are Remaking America for Their Own Benefit (4 comments)
Charles and David have used the wealth they draw from Koch Industries to fuel a network of three Koch Family Foundations, which have set up and financed a secretive army of political operatives dedicated to achieving the brothers' anti-government, corporate-controlled vision for America.
Saturday, September 4, 2010 Hightower: If You Don't Fight for the Middle Class, Kiss It Good-Bye
This essential framework for the middle class was not "given" to us by corporate executives and politicians -- indeed, they sputtered, spewed and fought every piece of it tooth and nail. Rather, it came from union-led grassroots movements, organizing for structural change.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Wall Street's Connected Lobbyists
It turns out that old Congress critters never die, they just fade away. Into lobbying firms, that is. Hastert, Armey, Gephardt, Dole and Lott are among a cadre of 73 former members of Congress who have been working in recent months to weaken or kill new regulations to rein in the gouging and reckless gambling of the big financial firms.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Who Do We Want? Elizabeth Warren! When Do We Want Her? Now! (1 comments)
Clearly, it's time that we found someone who won't kiss bankers' butts, but rather kick bankers' butts. We need someone who's not afraid to go up against the big banks and who won't be influenced by the money of Wall Street. Warren, who has never abandoned her populist roots, is smart, tenacious -- and can't be bought.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Jobless "Recovery" Requires Us to Rebuild America
Another implosion bomb is set to hit American workers. The public sector, which has been one bright spot for decent wages and benefits, is about to shed tens of thousands of teachers, firefighters, park employees, utility workers and others from state and local governments, sending our country in exactly the wrong direction.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 The GOP's Genetic Link to Big Oil (2 comments)
For Republicans to continue marching in lockstep with Big Oil, despite public outrage at BP's greed, makes no sense at all. But they can't help it -- their knee-jerk response is genetically programmed. They might even have oil in their DNA.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Enter, Real Populists
Now is the time for progressives to reassert their populist beliefs and bona fides, for we're living in a teachable moment in which it's possible to reach most Americans with an aggressive and positive approach to achieving a higher level of economic and political democracy.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 BP Is a Corporate Criminal (3 comments)
Eleven oil workers are dead, thousands of Gulf Coast people have had their livelihoods devastated and unfathomable damage is being done to the gulf ecology. Imagine how the authorities would be treating the offender if BP were a person. It would've been put behind bars long ago -- if not on death row.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 What a Holy Mess Our Oil Addiction Is Causing (1 comments)
So, God is the one who exploded BP's rig, killed 11 workers, shut down the livelihoods of countless Gulf fishing families and spread a deadly, still-gushing slick of oil across four states. Wow, that's one mean God!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Wall Street Grins as Washington Fiddles
Abacus is a scam. Yet I find it an enormously useful tool, for it sheds light on a dirty little secret that the banking behemoths definitely do not want us outsiders catching onto: They have become casino dealers - only without the ethics.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Killing the Competition (2 comments)
"It's a jungle out there," wail top executives of the airlines. So, to enhance their "competitiveness," they are urging a rash of mergers that would consolidate the industry into fewer and even bigger corporations. Yes, in their alternate (and perverse) universe, airline CEOs say that the only way they can compete is to ... well, have less competition!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 An Inside Outsider Takes On Wall Street
Despite her success as a lawyer, she hasn't forgotten her populist roots and purpose. Elizabeth Warren is Wall Street's worst nightmare: a middle-class champion who gives a damn about workaday people, is smart and tenacious -- and can't be bought.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 Hightower: Just How Nutty is the Texas Board of Education? (5 comments)
I love nuts -- pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, you-name-'em. But my favorite nuts, by far, are the homegrown natives that have taken root in one particularly fertile area of my state: the Texas Board of Education. You just can't get any nuttier than this bunch!
Friday, March 19, 2010 Hightower: Two Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers Are Remaking America for Their Own Benefit (4 comments)
Despite a constant racket from the forces of the far-out right (Fox television's yackety-yackers, just-say-no GOP know-nothings, tea-bag howlers, Sarah Palinistas, et al.), the great majority of Americans support a bold progressive agenda for our country, ranging from Medicare for all to the decentralization and re-regulation of Wall Street.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Fighting the Subversion of Our People's Sovereignty (3 comments)
With a cry of "Shazam!" the court ruled that, henceforth, every corporation -- from Wal-Mart to Wall Street -- is entitled to "speak" by spending unlimited sums from their treasuries to elect or defeat candidates for any and all public offices in our land, from city council to the presidency.
Thursday, February 18, 2010 The Audacity of Greed
Profits have never been better for the health insurance industry. Last year, they booted 2.7 million people off their rolls because they were taking up too much care and eating into profits. Less money for health care means more money for overhead, executive bonuses and, of course, LOBBYING CONGRESS to keep the game going.
Thursday, December 17, 2009 Congress Ethics Rules Undermined by Weasels
Through the nonprofit loophole, Don Bonker, a powerhouse lobbyist with the firm of APCO Worldwide, and foreign corporations can do indirectly what they are prohibited from doing directly. Clever, huh? So clever that "Air Bonker" has paid for five of Sensenbrenner's trips to France, Germany, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Thursday, December 3, 2009 What Is Obama Getting Us into in Afghanistan? (2 comments)
How many more dead and mangled American soldiers does the government's "new" Afghan policy deserve? How many more tens of billions of dollars should we let them siphon from our public treasury to fuel their war policy? How much more of our country's good name will they squander on what is essentially a civil war?
Thursday, November 26, 2009 Giving Thanks for America's Good Food Movement
What better day than Thanksgiving to celebrate our country's food rebels!
The growing movement of small farmers, food artisans, local retailers, co-ops, community organizers, restaurateurs, environmentalists, consumers and others. This movement has spread the rich ideas of sustainability, organic, local control and the Common Good from the fringes of our food economy into the mainstream.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 Obscenely Rich Bankers Claim to Do God's Work -- They Can Go to Hell (8 comments)
While top executives of Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and other big investment houses were initially puzzled and hurt by the public's moral outrage, their audacious sense of personal worth and entitlement quickly kicked back in. So Europeans are now witnessing the spectacle of bankers draping themselves in radiant robes of ethical purity.
Friday, October 30, 2009 Right-Wingers in Congress Love Their Own Govt.-Run Health Care, But They Hate Sharing It (1 comments)
Right under the Capitol dome, conveniently situated between the Senate and House chamber, is the Office of the Attending Physician. Inside are more than a dozen navy doctors, nurses, medical technicians, pharmacists and other health professionals, all employed by the government solely to attend to a select clientele: the 535 members of Congress.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Goofing Up Health Care Reform (3 comments)
Take Max Baucus. Please! He's the lightweight Montana Democrat to whom President Obama entrusted the heavy job of shepherding health care reform through the upper chamber. It was like asking Tweety Bird to lift a bowling ball.
Saturday, July 11, 2009 Big Bankers Mounting Sneak Attack on Consumers (11 comments)
To add insult to injury, the banks blame us for their rate increases. The truth is, banks are socking it to their customers for two reasons: 1) they can, and 2) fee hikes are a shifty way to snatch enormous levels of new income for themselves without doing anything to earn it.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 Memo to Media: Populism Is a Rebellion Against Corporate Power -- It's Not Just Stupid, Raw Anger (7 comments)
The very essence of populism is its unrelenting focus on breaking the iron grip that big corporations have on our country--including on our economy, government, media, and environment. It is unabashedly a class movement. Try to squeeze Lord Limbaugh into that philosophical suit of clothes! He's just another right-wing, corporate-hugging, silk-tie elitist--an apologist for plutocracy, not a populist.
Thursday, October 18, 2007 Documentary on Granny D on HBO tonight (Thursday)! (1 comments)
n 1999, Granny D walked across America to call attention to the amount of money used to "buy" our elected officials. Then, in 2004, at the last minute, she ran as New Hampshire's Democratic party nominee for the U.S. Senate. She ran a grassroots campaign based on politics for, of and by the people. She's a true populist, and an example the kind of scrappy fighter we all should aspire to be.