Tag Archives: Politics

Get a cork for that whine: Gen Y Yuppies

Earlier this morning I read a great piece via the HuffPo (there’s a phrase I never thought I’d write) outlining the reasons Gen Y “Yuppies” are so sad: highly-inflated expectations and the curse of being “special.” Generation Y is the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s, so I fit snugly in […]

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There’s a fine line between whistleblower and ‘Benedict Arnold’

Uncomfortable truth of the day: history is written by the winners. Think about it for a minute – we’re talking about the difference between how we view the Founding Fathers and how we see the Rebels of the Confederacy. More on this in a minute. I mentioned over the weekend that most Americans seem to […]

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Government overreach in the era of partisan politics

I worry that most Americans have forgotten the story of Goldilocks. In some sense, the little girl’s adventures in the home of the three bears was a story about moderation. Papa Bear’s porridge was too hot, Mama’s was too cold, but Baby Bear’s was just right, or something to that effect. Goldilocks popped into my […]

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We'll miss you, President Gee.

Words have consequences

Part of my role in the media universe is to speak on major trends and topics in the agriculture and food sectors. At a recent engagement, I challenged a previous speaker on some careless phrases and poor word choices, noting that the food production industry can ill afford any “unforced errors” in its public communications. […]

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Wal-Mart protest

Don’t you want somebody to love?

With apologies to Jefferson Airplane, I can’t get this song out of my head right now, especially after reading Nevil Speer’s latest column in Feedstuffs and the attendant commentary it generated among some readers via our Facebook page. Before I get to the Professor’s column, I want to go back to something I wrote last […]

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