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Dan Glickman

What Would Norm Say?

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

Given the decade-long relationship I had with him in building the World Food Prize, I am sometimes asked about what the late Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Norman E. Borlaug might say about a particular topic.

The Cruelest of All Factory Farm Products: Eggs From Caged Hens

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

You wouldn't be able to move, so your muscles and bones would deteriorate. Your feet would become lacerated. You would go insane. That's precisely what happens to laying hens.

Public Health Relies on Environmental Stewardship in the Farm Bill

Robert Lawrence | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Lawrence

An ailing ecosystem puts human populations at risk, and all of us interested in human health should be on the edge of our seats watching what the House does with the bill this month.

Cooperation Plants Seeds in the Senate

Dan Glickman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Whatever the reasons, it's refreshing to see that on something, our elected representatives can get along (at least in the Senate) and the system can still work.

Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

Instead of giving us change and hope, biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations.

Piracy: (Some of) the Short and Long of It

Ted Hope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ted Hope

When it comes to protecting artists' rights, piracy is a serious issue, but free access to a public good (i.e. the internet) is a greater one. We can not look at short-term solutions with long-term repercussions.

Restoring America's Future

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

The only way to get our fiscal house in order is by enacting a thoughtful, balanced program that includes spending cuts; reforms to medical, retirement, farm, and other programs; and revenue increases.

Time to End Hyper-Partisanship

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

If the election demonstrates anything, it is that the public is weary of excessive gamesmanship and is demanding that American politics become more realistic and responsive. And we have all grown more cynical about where any of this can happen.

ShoWest Day 2: 2009 Was Very Big; 2010 Promises To Be The Same

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Bits and pieces of films that were big and those expected to be big paled next to the high point of the day, the first outside-the-studio showing of the Disney-Pixar Toy Story 3.

Dear FCC, Please Don't Let Hollywood Break My TV

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

The MPAA is back -- this time, before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- asking permission to disable lawfully purchased HDTV-capable TVs.

Global Harvest Initiative Seeks Not to Feed People, But to Bolster Big Agriculture's Profits

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Hunger looks on the surface to be the most bipartisan policy issue on our collective plates. We can all agree to the fact that hunger today is a global tragedy. But from there the discussion diverges.

'Yes We Can' Create a Sane Food Policy in the U.S.

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Friedrich

In January, we will have a president who understands and cares about the broader implications of our food policy. This will be an impressive first.

Conventional Wisdom: Political Process on the Silver Screen

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

A look at our nation's democracy in action, as seen through the lens of Hollywood, might help put us all in the electoral spirit.

Goodbye Good Ole Boys, Hello Hollywood? How Will Obama Handle the Oil Industry?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The Republicans will always back a pro-oil immediate future, until their own voters, and the lobbyists filling their coffers with dollars, stop supporting them.

Movie Ticket Sales Hit Record

Los Angeles Times | Josh Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In Hollywood, the math is never simple. Worldwide box-office revenue rose to record levels last year, the studios' main trade group said Wednesday --...