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National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, co-editor of the monthly "Hightower Lowdown" and author of "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time to Take It Back," Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be -- consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.
 
Small businesses and entrepreneurs “in the 509” (zip code). From sharing favorite apps and online tools, to brainstorming sessions and interviewing locals, we hope you get some entertainment and knowledge. Located in Wenatchee WA | Would you like to share your story or a story to suggest? DM Amos@hightowerdigitalmedia Brandi@hightowerdigitalmedia
 
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“It’s over.” “Biden’s numbers are in the ditch.” “Democrats are doomed.” “Call the priest.”These are Democrats talking! Even before November’s congressional elections are run, many conventional-thinking Democratic operatives are surrendering to a presumed Republican sweep. You don’t need a political science degree to know that if you start out anno…
 
President Biden recently flew off to Taiwan to assure allies there that he will fight for them. And next he’s headed over to Saudi Arabia to “repair ties” with those oil monarchs.This flurry of foreign travel might be strategically important for international realpolitik, but – Hello – another strategically important piece of real politics is loomi…
 
“Equal Justice Under Law.” That’s the noble principle carved into the marble façade of the temple-like Supreme Court building.Today, though, six right-wing, corporate-dominated activist judges control the present Court, and they’re implementing an elitist creed mocking that ideal. By putting the interests and power of the wealthy over the rest of u…
 
Usurping the fundamental rights of women to control their own bodies.Authorizing corporate giants to buy our elections.Nullifying the right of organizers to talk to workers about unionizing.Who is rigging America’s legal system against workaday people? The Supreme Court’s right-wing extremists, that’s who. Just a handful of aloof, unelected judges …
 
When Supreme Court member Sam Alito’s secret plan for canceling the constitutional right of women to end their pregnancies leaked out to the public – Republican politicos went ballistic! Over the leak, that is.The Court’s Republican Chief Justice, John Roberts, called the unauthorized disclosure an “affront” to the majesty of the Supremes. Likewise…
 
Mitch McConnell, the perpetually sour old goose who heads the Senate Republican Caucus, had a hissy fit when the news leaked out that American women are about to have their most fundamental constitutional right taken from them by a cabal of Supreme Court judges.What made Mitch twitch, of course, was not the bad news for women… but the leak. He huff…
 
Here are two terms you don’t expect to see together: “The state of Alabama” and “progressive leader.” (Ok, I’m a Texan, so I have no standing to point at the rank regressiveness of any other state government … but still, Alabama?) And yet, the Camellia State has flowered as a model of strong progressive action in one area of critical public importa…
 
Question: What does a packet of M&M’s and your local veterinarian have in common? Answer: Both are owned by Mars Inc., the global candy monopolist.Since the 1980s, we’ve seen massive consolidations in industry after industry – from airlines to newspapers, the internet to candy. These monopolists run roughshod over consumers, workers, communities, s…
 
For many people, the animals they adopt and love become more like family members than pets. We have deep relationships, with cats, dogs, parrots, goats, horses, and other fellow critters – who at least pretend to love us back, providing comfort and joy all around.Sadly though, life for all of us animals is a spin around the wheel of fortune, so ill…
 
What is so supreme about the Supreme Court?I mean besides being housed in an imposing marble building, being the final stop on America’s judicial train, and having its nine members look photogenically authoritarian in those full-body black robes. And, yes, its existence is written into the Constitution – but so is Congress, and no one thinks of it …
 
Pork Pad Ka Pow: Fresh garlic, Thai chili, sweet basil | Smoked Apple/Brown Sugar Chicken Brats:Artisan smoked chicken brats from Mike’s Meats & Seafood @ Pybus Market in Wenatchee. Served on Artisan Brioche bun by Bosket Bread in Leavenworth, WA. Garnished with an assortment of premium condiments including Mama Lill’s PeppaLilli Mustard Pickle Rel…
 
Ed Hansen has a passion for coffee roasting. After the passing of his late mother in 2002, Hansen decided it was time to double down on his own dreams, leading to the launch of his own local business; a sweet reminder of the special times shared over so many cups of brew. Hansen, who owns and operates Dragon’s Breath Coffee Roasters in Wenatchee, s…
 
We would like to wrap up the year 2021 with a brand new podcast — Join us as we explore both new and historical businesses in the Wenatchee Valley (and surrounding areas) as well as family-friendly events we are looking forward to in the months ahead.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hightowerdigitalmedia/message…
 
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