Jim Hightower, an OtherWords columnist, is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown
Nearly every airline these days is addicted to fees.
Equity hucksters plundered the company to feather their own nests.
There's a secession drive in a mess of red states that started right here.
One small town is standing up to deep-pocketed campaign cash.
Papa John's and other employers are punishing their workers for Obama's win.
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.
Billionaires expect better returns than Karl Rove pulled off on Election Day.
Factory farms are animal concentration camps.
Can the Romneys even spell conflict of interest?
Both presidential campaigns are going overboard with their snooping into voters' lives.
Records show that a Republican running for county commissioner in Texas has been casting ballots there and in Pennsylvania.
Supporters and leaders of the hydraulic fracturing industry aren't being honest about government support for this new natural gas boom.
Big Food's mobilization against California's right-to-know law is making more green-minded consumers aware of the companies that own their favorite brands.
Mitt won $1.5 billion of taxpayer gold for the Salt Lake City Olympics.
Across our country, women are walking away from Regal Cinema's pretentious abrogation of our Fourth Amendment rights.
Whether you run a marathon or run for office, facts and integrity matter.
Whether corporate political money shouts or whispers, it still corrupts.
The paper industry's titans have teamed up with practitioners of the legislative black arts to turn their sludge into a slick tax loophole.
Every dime of a minimum-wage hike is spent by its recipients -- circulating upward in our local economies as they increase their purchases of such basics as food, kids' clothing, and health care.
If they were honest with voters, their bumper sticker would read: "Ryan-Romney 2012."