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Pollan Digests the Latest Food Politics Books

In his essay in the June 10 edition of the New York Review of Books, Michael Pollan discusses five new books on food politics, a diverse movement that’s about more than how broccoli sprouts taste so much better than wedges of pesticide-imbued iceberg lettuce.

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Pundits Cheered Drilling Shortly Before BP Oil Disaster

Pundits Cheered Drilling Shortly Before BP Oil Disaster

Oops. Why did the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which triggered an environmental catastrophe seem so out of the blue? Well, for starters, if you were relying on the major media for any information about offshore oil drilling’s safety, you would have known not to fret

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Resurrect the Estate Tax

America’s first-ever billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, died in 1937. His heirs faced a 70 percent estate tax on the bulk of his estate. Tycoon Dan Duncan’s heirs are enjoying a zero percent estate tax. When he died, his son and three daughters became instant billionaires.

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A Main Street and MLK Boulevard Stimulus

“What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can’t afford a hamburger?” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked in 1968. Today, many of us who fought for lunch-counter rights have children and grandchildren who can’t afford a restaurant meal.

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