Jim Hightower’s Radio Lowdown

Take a Whiff of Elon Musk’s Ecological Paradise

Listen now (2 min) | Exciting News, people: Utopia is on the rise! Space Commander Elon Musk has announced that His Magnificence (ie, him) intends to construct his very own private town on 3,500 acres of farmland near his new Tesla plant southeast of Austin, Texas. More than a town, Musk explains that he will create

Is Sen. Josh Hawley Stupid… Or Does He Just Hope You Are?

I would call Josh Hawley a fool, but he keeps demonstrating the proof of that faster than I can say the word. The latest embarrassing stunt by the right-wing senatorial harlequin from Missouri is to try matching wits with Woody Guthrie! Apparently, Hawley thought (always a danger zone for him) that no one would notice if he appropriated and totally perverted Woody’s most famous anthem for his own political gain. So when Josh introduced a racist, anti-immigrant bill that would ban thousands of Chinese-Americans from owning US farmland, he decided it would be clever in a Super-MAGA-Patriot sort of way to title his piece of legislative nastiness the “This Land Is

How Despicable Are Big Pharmacies Insulin Price Gougers?

Listen now (2 min) | Profiteering is always bad, but there are degrees of profiteer. Level 1 includes your everyday price gougers, like banks and airlines. At Level 2, you’ll find the more demonic outfits like loan sharks and for-profit college hucksters. Then top of the heap at Level 3, you’ll find Eli Lilly.

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