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Why the First Issue is Money in Politics

Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics (via Moyers & Company) Constitutional scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig, whose march through New Hampshire to get money out of politics is featured on our broadcast this week, often says that his crusade is the most urgent in America because it impacts virtually every…

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Farm Bill: Farmers Are Losing Their Clout

(Photo of Luke Messer at Huntington Co 4H Fair taken by J Ryan Wall) The dropping of the Farm Bill by Congress before going to recess shows farming is losing its power in Washington. Even though Luke Messer (R) blamed the dying bill on drug addicted parents who receive food stamps (research shows a smaller […]

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Farm Bill Wastes Billions in Subsidies

Senate’s new farm bill will waste billions on subsidies, critics say (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View Farmer Steve Henry looks at a patch of corn in Arapahoe, Neb., that failed due to drought, and will not be harvested, in this 2012 file photo. Nationwide, farmers were paid $14 billion in crop […]