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Bite Back!

How Americans can reclaim their food: An excerpt from Swim Against the Current.

Sometimes, it’s the small things in life that leave me stumped. Things like: – Glue. Why doesn’t it stick to the inside of the bottle? – When Noah brought two of every species aboard the Ark, where did he put … Read More

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Organic Labor

Even the weakest area of the movement’s evolution-farm labor-is at last making gains. Jim Cochran, an organic strawberry grower near Santa Cruz, California, is a leader in pushing the movement to get this part right. He is the first organic … Read More

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Heartfelt Hucksterism

PLAYING ONE ON TV Four out of five doctors recommend that you not believe advertising that makes claims based on the opinions of four out of five doctors. Or, for that matter, ads based on the opinions of even one … Read More

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From bad to worse

AUSTIN IS THE BOMB People here in my hometown of Austin are not merely excited-we’re ecstatic. From every corner of our city come shouts of hip-hip hooray and hallelujah because-Oh Sweet Jesus-Austin has made “the list.” At long last, our … Read More

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With Us in Spirit

Molly is a spirit. A big, boisterous, joyful, irreverent, hell-raising, fun-loving, muckracking, uninhibited, maverick spirit. As such, she lives. I first encountered her in 1970, when she exploded from the pages of the Observer like a supernova. She was full … Read More

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Las Manitas Para Siempre!

The right-wing honcho of the multibillion-dollar Marriott hotel chain, a man named J. Willard Marriott, is supposed to be a smart business guy. But when it comes to understanding anything about getting along with local folks, Mr. J. could use … Read More

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Librarians Battle for Freedom

Let’s hear it for a rugged bunch of tough-as-nails freedom fighters: America’s librarians. Throw out your stereotypes and see these people for what they are—battlers for personal liberties. Librarians have long been leaders in the ongoing fight against censorship, but … Read More

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Don't Look Down at Immigrants, Look Up

Here’s a modest suggestion for dealing with illegal immigration: Instead of everyone looking down at all those impoverished Mexicans coming here for jobs, why not start looking up—focusing on the posh executive suites of corporate America, which have saddled both … Read More

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Defense.com

Thanks to a vigilant reader, I’ve come across the website of America’s largest, oldest, busiest, and most successful corporation. At least, that’s how this outfit defines itself. It’s not Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, or GM—it’s the Pentagon. Go to www.defenselink.mil and … Read More

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