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Martha Rosenberg is an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in Consumers Digest, the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Los Angeles Times, Providence Journal and Newsday. She serves as editorial cartoonist at the Evanston Roundtable. Her Random House food and drug expose, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, was cited in the American Society of Journalists and Authors 2013 Outstanding Books awards. She has appeared on CSPAN, National Public Radio and other top news outlets.

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No Wild-Eyed Vegan, New York Times' Nick Kristof Assails Chicken Abuse

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Do Cruel Animal Photos Change Your Eating Habits? Many Say No.

Thanks to the Internet, there is no lack of farm verite showing how animals are raised and slaughtered on factory farms. While some people change their eating habits and resolve to not support cruelty, others tune...

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Cartoon Humor: The Real Difference Between Men and Women

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 4:07 PM

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Cartoon Humor: My Brush With Motherhood

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 8:17 AM


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Cutting Back on Meat but Not Exactly Vegetarian? There's a Word for That, Says New Group

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 11:08 AM

Many people are cutting down on the meat in their diets for several reasons: their health, the health of the environment and the treatment of animals and workers. Not everyone gets a pang in their heart when they see how today's factory farms treat "animal units," but few today actually...

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Reading the Obituaries as You Age

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 1:59 PM


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Describing Your Lover Versus Your Ex-Lover

(4) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 4:20 PM

Big difference!


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You Know the Relationship Is Over When...

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Here are signs your relationship is going down the drain:


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Bears vs. Packers OUCH

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 12:48 PM


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Book Review Sobriety: A Graphic Novel

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Have you struggled with an addiction to alcohol, food, ecstasy, meth or Xanax? If so, you are like millions of others for whom the new book Sobriety: a Graphic Novel was written -- or actually drawn. Anyone who likes graphic novels will be engrossed in Sobriety's drawings, storyline, dramatic...

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Illinois Senate and Governor Candidates in Gun Denial

(11) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:23 PM

It barely made headlines earlier this month. A man with an assault rifle fired at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train around noon on a weekday in Chicago's busy downtown. Police arrested Lorenzo Jones, 25, preventing what might have become Chicago's own Long Island Rail Road...

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Congratulations! You Are a Size Zero!

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Size Inflation Gives Americans a False Sense of Thinness

It is a sad fat that many want to ignore. The more we work out, the more "diet foods" we eat, the fatter Americans are actually getting. A chilling documentary released this summer, Fed Up, narrated by Katie Couric, highlights Americans'...

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Is Lethal Injection Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 11:17 AM

This post was co-authored with Robert Wilbur.

As the nation is horrified by another botched execution, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, a legal scholar in New York, and the former warden of San Quentin work against capital punishment.

There were only three people in the room: Jeanne Woodford,...

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Why Is the U.S. So Fat? Katie Couric Documentary Fed Up Seeks to Explain

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 6:59 PM

Released in theaters on May 9, the documentary Fed Up untangles the roots of obesity in America's youth. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up does not shrink from telling viewers how the government's decades-long capitulation to Big Food and its lobbyists has fostered an epidemic...

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What Would the Camel Filters Man Say About Messenger Bags?

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 3:06 PM

If you told American men 30 years ago that one day they'd be pushing strollers, hearing "erectile dysfunction" on TV or carrying "purses" called messenger bags, they'd think you were smoking something. If you told them gay marriage would be legal, shaved heads would be cool and men would ride...

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Have You Ever Heard of the JOBS Act? Neither Have Many Would-be Entrepreneurs, Especially Women

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 3:04 PM

The JOBS Act is a "game changer" that would allow "ordinary Americans... to go online and invest in entrepreneurs they believe in," says President Obama.

Do you know what PIPRs (private issuers publicly raising) are? Do you know what the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 or

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Is This Art Too Risky or Offensive to Display?

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 12:04 PM

It has been 24 years since an inflammatory art exhibit vaulted the city of Cincinnati and its Contemporary Arts Center to national attention. A sadomasochistic photo installation by the late Robert Mapplethorpe, condemned by the late North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, forced what was believed to be the...

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Which is a Friendlier Town -- New Orleans or Chicago?

(2) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 10:09 AM

As a Yankee, I fell in love with the City that Care Forgot (a.k.a. the Crescent City, the Big Easy and the Birthplace of Jazz) in my twenties and, like many a Yankee before me, moved there. (It was also called the Land of the Lotus Eaters because we forgot...

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Can You Heal From Severe Depression? This Author Says Yes

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:30 AM

Interview with Gayathri Ramprasad, Author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within


The just published memoir, Shadows in the Sun, is a first-of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of the...

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There Is a Way to Stop Tragic Livestock Fires

(4) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 11:52 AM

This week more than 1,000 hogs were killed by a fire at the farm near the Carroll County community of Cutler in Central Indiana.

The dead included about 500 young pigs who died in a nursery barn. Flora Fire Chief Mike Cottrell said the age of the...

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13 Drugs Whose Risks Emerged Only When They Went Off Patent, Part One

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 4:17 PM

Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drug always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out? As in after the fact? Whether it's an FDA advisory or a trial lawyer solicitation about harm that may have been done to...

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