"A college degree is the key to prosperity for both you and your country, so it's essential," lectures the higher-education complex to the neophytes. "But we'll make it hard to get, and often not worth the getting." Touted as a necessity, but priced like a luxury, many for-profit college degree programs are mediocre or worse -- predatory loan scams that hustle aspiring students into deep debt and poverty..
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]
This is not judicial activism, it's judicial radicalism – a
black-robed political coup over America's historic democratic ideals. Five
men have just overthrown the power of the people's vote, enthroning
corporate money as supreme in all of our country's elections. Jefferson,
Madison, and the... [read more]
We are nearly speechless (rare in our office), and thrilled to announce that Hightower is the recipient of the 2009 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Below are the full details in a press release sent out this morning.
Combined with... [read more]
On Sunday, 8/24, Hightower appeared on stage in Denver at Live From Main Street's"So You Say You Want Change: Exploring the Conflicts and Opportunities Ahead" Hosted by Laura Flanders -- with guests Van Jones, Donna Edwards, and many... [read more]