Food and Farming
A Surprising Win for Animal Rights — and Democracy
The Supreme Court sided with a voter-backed animal welfare rule over the corporate lobbyists who opposed it.
Corporate Food Chains Are Ripping You Off
Chain restaurants are overcharging customers, underpaying workers, and bragging about it to investors. If you think you’re being gouged, you’re right!
Credit Card Holders Get Protection from Fraud. Shouldn’t EBT Users, Too?
My kids and I deserve the same consumer financial protections that higher-income Americans get.
Taking a Hard Look at Police Killings
Police killed more people last year than any other on record. Can reimagining city budgets make our communities safer?
Don’t Bring Back Pot Bans
Some politicians want to ban potent marijuana. But legalization already gives consumers the info they need to make safe, educated choices.
Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Are a Seismic Shift
The immediate impacts are modest, but the order marks a top-level recognition that 100 years of cannabis prohibition were a mistake.
Safe Tap Water Should Be a Human Right
But from Michigan to Mississippi to Tribal communities in the West, millions of Americans don’t have it.
Billion Dollar Franchises Are Paying Workers Chicken Feed
One Chick-fil-A store tried paying drive-through workers in chicken sandwiches. It didn’t go over well.
To Prevent Formula Shortages, Break Up Monopolies
Food experts have warned for years that monopolies make our food supply vulnerable. Now babies are paying the price.
Price Controls Could Tame Inflation
Corporate monopolies are already controlling prices — to keep them high. It’s time to do something about it.