Jim High­tow­er is the author of six books, includ­ing Thieves in High Places (Viking 2003). A well-known pop­ulist and for­mer Texas Com­mis­sion­er of Agri­cul­ture, he cur­rent­ly writes a nation­al­ly-syn­di­cat­ed col­umn car­ried by 75 pub­li­ca­tions. He also writes a month­ly newslet­ter titled The High­tow­er Low­down, and con­tributes to the Pro­gres­sive Pop­ulist.
Rural America
News Flash: Wage Workers and Immigrants Didn’t Create Our “Corporate Kleptocracy”
Rural America
Hey Corporate Media, Quit Talking S#&* About the U.S. Postal Service
Rural America
The Next Farm Crisis is Here and Farmers Can No Longer Afford to Be Ignored
Labor
The ‘Sharing Economy’ Is a Sham for Workers
Feature
Why Bernie Sanders Will, Should and Must Refuse To Drop Out Against Hillary Clinton
It's only the keepers of the established order who want him to bow out now.
Labor
Corporate PR Flacks Are Trying To Convince You the Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Benefit Workers
Viewpoint
Bernie Sanders’ Insurgent Campaign Marks the End of Don’t-Rock-the-Corporate-Boat Liberalism
The grassroots is taking charge of Sanders' campaign—and they're not waiting around for the establishment.
Feature
Why the GOP’s Mexico Fence Fantasy Is a Farce
Environmental damage? Exorbitant cost? Immigrants' ability to find a way around it anyway? No matter! Build The Wall!
Labor
The Sleaze, Guilt and Punishment of Coal CEO Don Blankenship
Viewpoint
The Republican Congressional Caucus Has Devolved Into a Comedy of Errors
The antics of the Republican congressional caucus would be funny if they weren't affecting the orderly functioning of our federal government.
Labor
The Kabuki Theatre That Is the White House’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
Feature
Even Donald Trump Wants To Eliminate This Tax Loophole for the Rich, Yet Congress Won’t Do It
While dodging through this loophole, hedge fund staffers pay about half the tax rate that kindergarten teachers are assessed.
Viewpoint
Beyond Loopy
Dispatch
Teaching Commercialism
Culture
Don’t Be an Idiot!