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Perhaps you thought the political world was finally safe from the dynamic duo of Ford & Radel. But no – heeeere they come, rushing back into the limelight!
Rob Ford, the... [read more]
For generations, picture-takers have instructed their subjects to "say 'cheese.'"
Well, no people "say cheese" better than Wisconsinites, who unabashedly wear Cheesehead hats in public, celebrate dozens of cheese festivals, have... [read more]
Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban?
Chances are you have, but don't know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which... [read more]
Tenacity can be a virtue. But the persistent push by giant food conglomerates to deceive us consumers has turned their tenacity into raw mendacity.
Brand-name food peddlers are spending hundreds of... [read more]
Attention class. Here's today's new word: "Native advertising."
Okay, that's two words. But it's one concept, and it has nothing to do with native people. Rather, it's a phrase sprung on... [read more]
What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It's still a mystery how Santa Clause got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a present boys dream about: A big honkin', steel-clad, war toy called MRAP.
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Here's an odd headline: "It's Hard to Summon Sympathy for Big Banks." Well, yeah… and why would you try?
This piece began with another odd sentence: "It's no fun to... [read more]
It's always inspiring to see global corporate giants crush small farmers, stomp on nature, circumvent our laws by hook or crook, and deceive and gouge consumers.
Welcome once again to the... [read more]
In 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came close to getting the US Senate to reject Earl Butz, Richard Nixon's choice for secretary of agriculture.
A coalition of... [read more]
In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol' crooks… and Republican members of the California Assembly.
This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to... [read more]