A Frog-Jumping Double Standard on Food Subsidies

A Frog-Jumping Double Standard on Food Subsidies

I’ll bet that Mark Twain, who wrote “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” would’ve loved a current saga. I call it “The Jumping Congress Critter of Frog Jump.” The critter’s name is Representative Stephen Fincher....
Cleaning Up Our Portfolios

Cleaning Up Our Portfolios

Climate change may one day cause us to run low on food. Scientists don’t like to talk about it, but there’s a chance that the disruption we’ve caused by burning fossil fuels may even render life on Earth no longer viable for the human race. Sure,...
Oklahoma’s Biblical Irony

Oklahoma’s Biblical Irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God. Four months before this twister, five of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress — including both of its...
These Hedges Need Trimming

These Hedges Need Trimming

They’re hunkering down at SAC Capital, the hedge fund empire of billionaire Steven A. Cohen. Federal prosecutors have been picking off SAC’s second bananas one by one, plea bargaining for information that brings them ever closer to Cohen. SAC coughed up...
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...
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