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Here's a scary number to ponder: 12,407. That's how many registered lobbyists there are in Washington – the bulk of whom are paid handsomely to carry water for avaricious corporations.
And... [read more]
It was my privilege to go to Des Moines, Iowa recently for a World Food Prize extravaganza recognizing Monsanto's work against global hunger. But wait, Monsanto is not a hunger fighter, it's a predatory proliferator... [read more]
What a show the goofily-fanatical tea party Republicans are putting on in Washington!
First, they threw a group hissy fit to force a costly, embarrassing, and entirely-unwarranted shutdown of the national... [read more]
Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food demi-god McDonald's achieved a profit of $1.5 billion... [read more]
A problem with trophies is that they tend to tarnish over time. But one that Monsanto recently received came already tarnished – by Monsanto itself.
This was the World Food... [read more]
I haven't heard such enthusiastic, downright raucous applause since Texas Gov. "Oops" Perry suggested in 2009 that his state just might withdraw from the union. Unfortunately for him, the applauders were not Texans, but the... [read more]
"I'm 98 percent confident we can make a tomato that tastes substantially better," Professor Harry Klee recently exulted to the New York Times.
Hmmm. Excuse me, professor, but "substantially better"... [read more]
How's this for irony? Ronald Reagan – who is worshipped as the supreme deity by small-government, anti-spending zealots – not only has a government office building in Washington named for him, but it's the biggest... [read more]
The failure of our corporate and political leaders to make sure every worker gets good health care is causing some unpleasant consequences – not just for them, but for all of us. Consequences like stomach... [read more]
What amazing alchemist Wall Street bankers are! They can turn failure into gold and reform into business as usual.
These sorcerers have pulled off both tricks right in front of us... [read more]