Given all the defeats and set-backs this year due to powerful food industry lobbying, the good food movement should by now be collectively shouting: I am mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.
Last week, I joined officials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Department of Health and Human Services to announce the results of the largest annual survey on youth drug use in America.
Last month, when Congress declared pizza a vegetable, it was hard to believe things could get much worse. But never underestimate politicians' ability to put corporate interests ahead of children's health.
The drug war is forty years old this year. It's time to step back and ask ourselves what's the best way to solve the problem we're trying to solve -- how to reduce drug abuse and addiction -- and use the best available evidence to guide us.
GOP members of the House and Senate have proposed a flurry of bills that would roll-back, and in some cases effectively repeal, some of the nation's most important environmental, health and safety laws.
Members of the House of Representatives have been casting a string of votes of staggering recklessness and cupidity. These are by far the worst environmental votes cast in any Congress in American history.
If you want a model for how the world can solve its most pressing problems, it is the posse. As governance systems go, the Wild West approach of rounding up a few available hands and driving the bad guy out of town is certainly messy, but it could be highly effective.
Hollywood producer Steven Soderbergh in his latest film Contagion has done what few big-budget Hollywood filmmakers do. He has respected his viewers' intelligence.Contagion not only includes marquee stars, but also respects science.