I have long believed that a person’s reaction to tragedy is the clearest definition of their character we could ever wish to observe, and if I’m not mistaken we’ve learned a lot about a handful of our political commentators in the hours following the Boston Marathon bombing. Officials hadn’t even determined if all three of [...]
About Diana Prichard
When Diana Prichard was a little girl her mother used to tell her that she should marry a hog farmer when she grew up. She considered it, but then decided to become one instead. She always was best at misbehaving. Today she is the owner/operator of the small farm Olive Hill, a freelance writer whose work has been syndicated by major media outlets such as BlogHer and mentioned in The New York Times, and a speaker whose talks are aimed at helping farmers take back small-scale agricultural as a viable occupation in America. She also authors the personal blog Righteous Bacon.
Ryan Gosling joined a long list of controversial celebrities this week. Securing his position among the likes of Alicia Silverstone, Perez Hilton, and Dennis Rodman, the actor, who is best known not for his acting talent but the “Hey Girl,” internet meme, issued a letter to the National Milk Producers Federation on behalf of his [...]
Are white men really to blame for our gun violence issues? Charlotte and Harriet Childress, who say they are “researchers and consultants on social and political issues,” promote that theory in their recent Washington Post op-ed , but the piece would indicate their research has little more depth than a layer of skin. Which is probably [...]
Last summer, in a last ditch attempt at spurring the budgetary super committee to action on the crushing federal deficit, an agreement was reached in Washington D.C. That agreement — known officially as the Budget Control Act, and unofficially as The Sequester – combined with impending tax hikes as a result of congress’ inability to [...]
An industry statement by the National Pig Association in Britain predicting a bacon (and other pork cuts) shortage has left U.S. consumers spinning. The announcement is not an island unto its own. It comes on the heels of a summer plagued by the most devastating drought in more than fifty years and months of warnings [...]
It’s hard to imagine a parent of school-aged children today not remembering the BPA revolution of the early 2000′s; our realization that a chemical we barely understood was in everything from baby bottles to reusable dishes — and likely wreaking havoc on our bodies. So when a new study– one linking Bisphenol A to childhood [...]
To really appreciate the USDA’s most recent gaffe we have to go back to the beginning. We have to return to a time when the country’s streets were barely paved and plenty of children were getting left behind, a time when school lunches were unheard of and it was only by the efforts of independent [...]
As November quickly approaches, there is no sign that the big three issues — the economy, gay rights, and women’s reproductive freedoms — are going to give up their firm hold on the national political stage. With both candidates keeping their eye on those issues with which they’re strongest — President Obama focusing heavily on [...]
As the EPA’s thirty day comment period on a prospective Renewable Fuel Standards waiver draws to a close, its not just those in the agricultural community who will soon see this administration’s efforts for exactly what they are: too little, too late. The comment period was announced on August 20 after the governors of both [...]
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