The boneheaded/ goober headed/ Kochheaded muckamucks are using their lofty perches in Congress, atop the USPS managerial hierarchy, and in Washington's corporate lobbying suites to undermine our invaluable public postal system. Elimination and privatization of this civic asset is their goal, and for several years now they've been using ideological flimflam, legislative monkeywrenching, and political deceit in constant attempts to disable or dismantle piece after piece of the system. That's not a survival plan--it's a slow-motion mugging.
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]