Catching Monsanto’s Drift

Catching Monsanto’s Drift

Bob Dylan once sent a two-word lyric to Ben Harper, a talented songwriter he admired. “Well well,” was the lyric, and Dylan challenged Harper to make a song of it. He did! By adding another “well” to the title, Harper wrote “Well, well,...
Faking Farm Savings

Faking Farm Savings

Sometimes it appears common sense and reality can’t penetrate the Capitol’s marble-lined walls. This financially costly phenomenon struck when both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees recently passed their versions of the Farm Bill. Instead of...
A Reasonable Food Fight

A Reasonable Food Fight

President Barack Obama wants to revamp Washington’s global food aid system. His 2014 budget request would transfer much of the program from the Department of Agriculture to the Agency for International Development and make other changes that the White House...
Our Empire Addiction

Our Empire Addiction

Bribe and gun And dagger lurk, For us to make Our empire work. Ruling the world, as our government does, is tricky. Uncle Sam can never relax. The moment resisters in some subservient country, like Pakistan, sense weakness, they test him. He can’t afford to be...