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Recent posts by Brian Depew

In the Mood to Digest

Dairy Queen over at Ethicurean does such a good job of piquing our interest every week with her tantalizing leads to news, views, and commentary on food and agriculture, that she's inspired us to do some Digesting of our own. To our delight, Dairy Queen likes our Digesting, and has invited us to share her esteemed Digesting space. Here's the meat of the first edition:

How I Spent My Summer

Editors Note: The following was written by Center for Rural Affairs Policy Intern, Liz Lesher. At the end of August Liz will return to school at Smith College in Massachusetts.

I spent 10 weeks working at the Center for Rural Affairs. I’ve learned more than I could have imagined about the complex economics that affect rural communities and more than I’d like to know about how hogs are slaughtered. I’ve learned that politics isn’t about the best policy. I’ve heard politicians evade questions so well you would think they were paid to do it.

Slowly but Surely

Update #3: We've got to get out of here for now. Maybe someone will put some final updates in the comments. We'll have longer analysis later.

Update #2: They are now voting on 7 amendments. One fifteen minute vote followed by 6 two minute votes.

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