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Sep 05, 2011

Wasteful government spending draws criticism in report

Government says wasteful spending has marked wars in Afghanistan and Iraq....More
Sep 02, 2011

At $5 billion yearly, the public may wonder: Is Congress worth the cost?

Taxpayers may wonder: Is Congress worth the $5 billion yearly cost?....More
Aug 30, 2011

Bringing high-speed to the bean field (UPDATED)

While the Federal Communications Commission weighs the pros and cons of allowing an AT&T merger with T-Mobile, Arkansas legislators and....More
Aug 29, 2011

Some public servants do their work in secret

One of the three environmental organizations which filed suit in federal court to stop the planting of genetically-modified crops on federal lands in....More
Aug 26, 2011

Oil from the reserve: was it an emergency or just politics?

Was the release of oil from the strategic reserve good policy or just political theater?....More
Aug 24, 2011

The world's poor can best be served by adopting the best of both worlds

The world needs technology and sustainability to help solve problems with hunger and poverty....More
Aug 19, 2011

New York City – 10 years later

An act of violence on a Tuesday morning nearly 10 years ago was meant to not only kill Americans and arrest our nation’s financial heartbeat, but....More
Aug 19, 2011

Currency reform act: Would it help level the trade playing field?

Currency reform act: Would it help level the trade playing field?....More
Aug 17, 2011

An online glossary of genetics terminology

Genetics. Or is it genomics? Or genotyping? Genetic engineering?....More
Aug 12, 2011

Instant economic experts putting country through interesting times

The vote on raising the debt ceiling may have cost more than a lowering of the country's credit rating and three down days in the stock market....More
Aug 11, 2011

West coast lifeguard – not a bad gig, and free sunglasses too

Trade in your tractor cab for an ivory tower by the beach. It's a lot less stressful, and it pays good too....More
Aug 11, 2011

Abandoned cotton acres recall the great plow-up of 1933

In 1933, a plow-up campaign to improve cotton prices resulted in a loss of 28 percent of the cotton crop and over 3 million bales. While total....More
Aug 08, 2011

Good times for farm prices, but costs keep upward climb

Good times for farm prices, but costs keep their upward climb....More
Aug 04, 2011

The debt ceiling farce: straining at gnats, accomplishing not much of anything

The debt ceiling farce: straining at gnats, accomplishing not much of anything....More
Jul 29, 2011

Rural population decline poses ag program challenges

Farm spending makes a great target when so much of the U.S. budget is off limits. A recent report from the non-profit Population Reference Bureau....More
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