How I Fell for Farmers’ Markets

How I Fell for Farmers’ Markets

I’ll never forget the first time I went to a farmers’ market. I hated it. Like many who buy food only from the grocery store, I didn’t realize that local farmers can’t produce every food all year round. I didn’t expect pineapples or...
The New Face of Poverty in America

The New Face of Poverty in America

Fifty years after poverty in America briefly became a front-burner issue on our nation’s political agenda, it’s time to move it off the back burner again. Even as those at the top of our society have grown fabulously richer, those in the economic middle...
Neglecting Mother Nature

Neglecting Mother Nature

Wealth and power Bring this curse, Air and water Ever worse. Whether a country’s capitalist or communist, a dictatorship or a democracy, it makes no difference to Mother Nature. Regardless of the dominant economic philosophy or form of government, the...
Scandal Season at the Obama White House

Scandal Season at the Obama White House

It’s not an easy task, defending President Barack Obama from his enemies. The “scandals” keep popping up like dandelions — all of them explainable, after a fashion. Taken together, the explanations begin to sound like “the dog ate my homework.” For example: No one...
Money Still Can’t Buy Happiness

Money Still Can’t Buy Happiness

What makes us happy? In America, we’ve been asking this question ever since 1776, the year we declared for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Back then, Americans seeking more happiness had little more than guesswork to go by. Now we have...
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