Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The undercooked thought and overbaked talk that endlessly paralyzes Washington would not have gone far on the southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth before someone, boss or hired hand alike, would have condemned the yak and urged all to "get to work."

It's simply isn't true that only nine people in America understand the nation's arcane federal milk price formula. Only four people understand it.

Rupert Murdoch came before a House of Commons committee investigating the misdeeds of his company’s British newspapers with his heart on his sleeve. He...

Hedge ’em, hide ’em or howl at ’em, facts are facts. Trim ’em, trash ’em or trip over ’em, they still are facts....

Six months have passed since readers have had their say about me, my work and its effect on their digestive system. Turns out the first two often riles the third as in a mid-April emailer, who signed his missive “All Small Farmers,” noted.

The mid-June Congressional action on ag programs seems to confirm why Washington D.C.'s streets feature roundabout upon roundabout: moving left or right -- a big deal on Capitol Hill now -- usually lands you back where you started.

You and I know that if we put the horse before the cart the chances of going anywhere are a million times better than if we put the cart first.

With an E. coli outbreak in Germany having sickened over 2,500, afflicted 650 or so with acute kidney failure and, as of June 8,...

In the decade-long, tens-of-billions-of-dollars effort to sell the world on a global free trade deal, several things did not happen. Didn’t come close. First,...

On this Memorial Day, remember Abraham Lincoln's challenge: "It is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus so nobly advanced."
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