The Farm Bill Still Gives Wads of Cash to Agribusiness. It's Just Sneakier About It.
February 04, 2014
Politicians will tell you otherwise. Don't believe them.
At first glance, the event last week at the Lucky Strike restaurant-cum-bowling lanes at Gallery Place in Washington looked like most others on the city’s influence-industry circuit, with a table full of name tags for the expected senators, House mem
The Republicans' Mixed Up Farm Bill Philosophy
September 20, 2013
When it passed a bill to cut $39 billion from the food stamp program, or SNAP, the House of Representatives put the worst of the Republican party’s illogical Randism on display.
Almost exactly ten years ago, I was on an airplane, and had the good luck to be seated next to a very distinguished, highly regarded United States senator. (Hi ho the glamorous life!) This man was a senator of the sort that they don’t make anymore.