Author Archives: Jim Hightower

What Do Those People Want?

This blogpost originally appeared as an article in Common Dreams.

Where is the Democratic Party? The Party of the People is stuck in the status quo—- the still reigning, old-line hierarchy of the Democratic party is unwilling to just be dedicated to well, to the democratic interests of its own political base.…

What are progressives fighting *for*?

The following post was initially a feature article in the May 2018 issue of The Hightower Lowdown.

Progress is a nice word we like to use,” Bobby Kennedy once said.”But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.”

Over the decades, the tension between progress and change has confronted every group of Americans who’ve endeavored to advance our society’s democratic ideals of fairness, justice, and opportunities for all.…