Healthy Food is not More Expensive, Junk Food is Subsidized

In this chapter of that larger tragicomedy, lawmakers whose campaigns are underwritten by agribusinesses have used billions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize those agribusinesses’ specific commodities (corn, soybeans, wheat, etc.) that are the key ingredients of unhealthy food. Not surprisingly, the subsidies have manufactured a price inequality that helps junk food undersell nutritious-but-unsubsidized foodstuffs like […]

Read the full article...

Anti-War Teacher Scorned for Daring to Dissent

How is it that, 7 years into the Iraq War and 8 years into the Afghanistan War, a lone high school teacher can be treated with such contempt as seen in this video for taking a stand against war? Did student anti-war movements take this long to develop in response to the Vietnam War? Why […]

Read the full article...

What an Honest Supreme Court Hearing Might Sound Like

Over at FSK’s Guide to Reality, in another one of his ruthless analyses, FSK dissected the confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan. He composed some dialog that might take places in an honest supreme court confirmation hearing. I thought it was funny so I dramatized it using xtranormal. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Read the full article...