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Food of the Gods

Kwei Quartey | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Kwei Quartey

Sub-Saharan Africa produces 70-74 percent of the world's cocoa beans. Should anything wipe out the cocoa crop from either of these producer nations, there is no other country that could quickly take up the slack.

Promises Unkept: Obama Administration and a Unified Security Budget

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

While the president has made some strides toward curbing waste, fraud and abuse in Pentagon contracting, he has yet to change the crucial balance between military and non-military security spending.

F-22 Vote Worries Arms Investors

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Even with the president and the secretary of defense on the right side, it took what President Eisenhower called "an alert and knowledgeable citizenry" to put the anti-F-22 effort over the top.

Take a Dose of Battle in Seattle to Relieve Washington Fatigue

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Under the right set of circumstances -- like impending balloting on their re-election -- Congressmen do respond to public outcry.