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Jim Hightower

Entries by Jim Hightower

The People's Choice! Only, Not Really

(9) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 11:36 AM

If you thought that right-wing politicos couldn't get any goofier ­take a peek at Texas on "Cruz Control."

Ted Cruz is America's latest tea party darling, having just pulled off a political contortion in Texas that few would've thought humanly possible: he got to the right of Gov. Rick Perry!...
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'The Hammer' Gets Nailed With a New Nickname

(23) Comments | Posted December 2, 2010 | 8:00 AM

Tom DeLay, a once-upon-a-time Republican powerhouse, has accumulated an unusual assortment of nicknames in his professional life. As a Texas legislator in the 1980s, he was known as "Hot Tub Tommy," a do-nothing member who preferred partying to lawmaking. When he went to Congress, however, he was a man...

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Populism Is Not A Style

(13) Comments | Posted May 14, 2009 | 3:25 PM

Gosh, everyone's a populist now: the corporate-funded teabag rallies, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck -- pretty much anyone or any group claiming to speak for the people and doing it in a mavericky, mad-as-hell fashion is labeled "populist" by the media.

But wait -- those people are to populism...

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Sarah Palin's Faux Populism

(11) Comments | Posted September 11, 2008 | 4:56 PM

It was not my intention to be writing about Sarah Palin, since everyone with a laptop, a No. 2 pencil or a red crayon seems to be covering that beat. But then came the pundits:

"She's a populist," gushed Karl Rove on Fox TV. Weird, since this right-wing political slime...

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