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The Wealth Monopoly Nov. 13, 2019

Jim Hightower

I should start this homily on inequality by distinguishing income from wealth. Income is your annual... Read More

The Young, the Restless and Bernie Oct. 22, 2019

William Murchison

A New York Times opinion column acquaints humanity with the injustice of forbidding the vote to 16- ... Read More

Why Would We Trust Plutocrats to Save Us From Plutocracy? Sep. 11, 2019

Jim Hightower

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of being leery of a loud-talking huckster who visited his home: "The ... Read More

Trump to Working Class: 'Adios, Chumps' Jun. 12, 2019

Jim Hightower

Congratulations on that nice pay raise you got last year, a 7% hike — wow! Seven percent might... Read More

How to Arm Nature Against Corporate Profiteers Jun. 05, 2019

Jim Hightower

There's a hunters' nightmare in which a group of them flush some rabbits out of the brush, but rathe... Read More

Has the Day of the Nationalists Come? May. 21, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

A week from today, Europeans may be able to gauge how high the tide of populism and nationalism has ... Read More

Let's Re-fund America May. 08, 2019

Jim Hightower

The powerhouses of Wall Street have tunneled directly into the cloistered backrooms of Washington de... Read More

It's Not Socialism; It's What the People Want Mar. 13, 2019

Jim Hightower

"Socialism," snarled Donald Trump at a recent pep rally of far-right Republicans. And the obedient c... Read More

Push, Push, Push: How Movements Succeed Feb. 27, 2019

Jim Hightower

There's a sports cliche, often applied to political races, that devalues strong-but-losing contender... Read More

Hamilton and Trump: Who Knew? Jun. 20, 2018

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — A brash, reddish-haired New Yorker — or two — is taking the town by s... Read More

'Populist' Trump Punks His Fans Feb. 03, 2017

Joe Conason

There was never any reason to think that Donald Trump's stump-speech assaults on Wall Street banks a... Read More

Cleaning Up After Pundits Sep. 07, 2016

Jim Hightower

Being a muckracking political writer often makes me feel like a custodian in a horse barn, constantl... Read More

Trump a Long-Lost, Not-So-Great Nephew to Jackson May. 13, 2016

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Andrew Jackson, anyone? How about a new Trail of Tears? Let's go back to the 1830... Read More

Something Is Happening Jan. 21, 2016

Jim Hightower

When I crossed paths with a Democratic Party campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested h... Read More

The Depressing Appeal of Hillary's Phony Populism Apr. 24, 2015

David Limbaugh

There was a time when Hillary Clinton was a bona fide leftist radical, but those days have past, swa... Read More

For Hillary Clinton, No War but the Class War Apr. 24, 2015

David Harsanyi

Near the end of a recent New York Times article detailing the imaginary populist roots of Hillary Cl... Read More

Plutocrat or Populist? Actually, Hillary Clinton Is Neither Nov. 01, 2014

Joe Conason

As America's biggest political target — a status she is likely to enjoy for the foreseeable fu... Read More

Actually, Hillary's Wealth Is Her Greatest Accomplishment Jul. 11, 2014

David Harsanyi

It's simply mystifying that so many Americans look to candidates who pretend to be just like them. W... Read More

The Specter Haunting Europe May. 23, 2014

Patrick Buchanan

Memorial Day will likely bring alarmist headlines in the elite media about a populist fever raging i... Read More

Corporate Lobbyists Challenged by a Growing "Populist Lobby" May. 07, 2014

Jim Hightower

Imagine a bold headline blaring, "An Army of 1,500 Lobbyists Swarms Capitol Hill." But that wouldn'... Read More