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End Ag-Gag Laws

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On January 13, 2019
One of the worst things about modern America are ag-gag laws, passed in many states over the past decade to keep undercover animal rights reporters from finding out and publicizing the abuse to animals that take place in factory feeding operations. I talked about these a good bit in Out of Sight. If it becomes […]

A Big Announcement

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On January 25, 2018

My blogging has been extremely light since the first of the year due to a long research trip in Boise and then driving across the country. I was in Iowa yesterday. It was obviously for one reason. Eat

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When Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Republicans pushed through their draconian anti-public union law, one of the ways they succeeded is to cleave the police and firefighter unions off of the other public sector unions. This is the also the plan in Iowa. But the Iowa cops and firefighters aren’t going to play the patsy, […]
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Big Corn, Dumb Reporters

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On April 24, 2015
We often vilify agribusiness and rightfully so. But the actual farmers growing the crops of agribusiness are just people trying to make a living in a capitalist system that constantly makes their lives more difficult, forcing consolidation that ends a way of life whether in Iowa, Mexico, or India. Grist profiles and humanizes some of […]

The Past Is A Grotesque Animal

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On November 3, 2010
Because there wasn’t enough bad news last week, the forces of discrimination strike back against three of the Iowa Supreme Court’s historic Varnum ruling. The good news is that the discrimination restoration faction faces an uphill climb, so with an effective struggle the ruling should remain in force. Share
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