2-minute reads 'n' listens

Which food future will you choose?

America certainly has an abundance of food (even though many Americans do not), yet we face a momentous choice of whether to pursue a food future rooted in the ethic of sustainable agriCULTURE - or one based on... Read more...

How wasteful is the Pentagon?

Remember when candidate Trump promised not only to wall-out all migrants crossing our Mexican border, but also to make Mexico pay for his xenophobic wall? Well, Mexico hasn’t paid a peso… and won’t. So, he k... Read more...

The amazing fall of Donald Trump’s wall

Big, high walls can be troublesome. Ask Humpty Dumpty. However, for a real-life, epic story about wall troubles, ponder the trials and tribulations of our very own president. He can’t seem to get his one, “b... Read more...

The Worst of Times, The Best of Times

Many years ago, literary critic Dorothy Parker skewered an unfortunate author with her sharp wit: “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly,” she said. “It should be thrown with great force!” That’s ho... Read more...

What progressives won this year

A jittery week at the polls, huh? One measure of our political anxiety is that liquor sales spiked this week. Also, it’s probably not a coincidence that a new breakthrough in drug legalization was made on Tuesd... Read more...

Should gig giants keep gigging workers?

Here are some of the big public policies people clearly want, but lawmakers consistently ignore: Paid family leave time; restrict the power of Big Money in our elections; stop rent gouging by greedy corporate l... Read more...