Since the Alice Waters and Chez Panisse came into the scene in Berkeley in the 1960's, there has been a huge movement to localize our food systems. Obviously, some areas caught on a bit quicker than others.
Some areas do make it easier. Iowa, for example, is pretty much one big farm. Right?
As the ... More >>
When the subject of equal pay for women was broached during the second presidential debate, President Obama touted his support for the Lilly Ledbetter bill while Mitt Romney bragged about binders full of women and stressed how important it is for working moms to be home in time to cook dinner. ... More >>
Allen West, self-admitted former member of a "white supremacist motorcycle gang."Remember that absurd attack on Rep. Allen West stating that he'd been in sort of a motorcycle "gang" that didn't care too much for nonwhite people?Well, it's true, West admits -- 13 months after NBC Nightly News ran ... More >>
Flickr/boggertheloggerIn next Wednesday's meeting, the Broward County Commission will move to adopt language in its state and federal legislative programs "opposing any oil drilling or exploration in or around the Everglades."The legislative programs are a set agenda of issues that the County Com ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott has been proudly touting that Florida has created the second-most jobs in the country (behind Texas) since he took office, but here's what he won't tell you: Those new jobs suck.More specifically, since the governor took office in January, Florida workers have had lower hourly wag ... More >>
FlickrIf Office Depot goes out of business, where will these two people in Bizmarck, North Dakota, go for office supplies?Our depressed local economy really can't afford for another big business to hit the skids, but that's what it's looking like for Office Depot, based in Boca Raton. We've been ... More >>
Robert LevinsonThat election is this June in Iran, pitting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Religious Neanderthal Republic of Iran, against Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a "reformist" who would moderate some of the nation's hard-line policies on human rights and in international diplomacy. That is, he'd ... More >>