An exciting democracy movement arises in Chicago

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Fri., 3/27/15

Chicago! City of broad shoulders. Plutocratic hog butcher. Tool maker for progressive change. Stacker of the wheat of grassroots power, wheat separated from the chaff of corporate politicians. Stormy, husky, brawling. Planning, building, breaking, rebuilding.... [read more]

Why are we taxpayers subsidizing corporate crime?

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Thu., 3/26/15

"Do the crime, do the time," goes the old saying. Unless of course, the criminals are corporate executives. In those cases, the culprits are practically always given a "Get out of jail free" card.

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Lowdown Call-Up #1: Save the public post office! Featuring Mark Dimondstein, President of the APWU

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/25/15
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On March 24th, Hightower hosted our first ever Lowdown Call-Up-- a strategy discussion covering the slow-motion mugging of the public post office. His guest was none other than Mark Dimondstein, president of the read more]

The KBParty of plutocratic rule

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Wed., 3/25/15

Shouldn't America have at least one major party that isn't beholden to the corporate elite?

Well look here – just such a party has popped up, raring to roar into... [read more]

The secret coalition pushing the secretive TPP scam

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower - Tue., 3/24/15

Alright boys and girls, gather 'round me, and I'll tell you the story of the "Investor State Dispute Resolution" clause. Wait children… where're you going? Don't run away. Don't cry!

Okay,... [read more]