Alexander N. Etgeton

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Gardening for Beginners: 7 Easy Steps to Taking Plant Cuttings

Gardening for Beginners: 7 Easy Steps to Taking Plant Cuttings<p>Updated on June 17, 2018<p>Making New Plants From Cuttings<p>Did you know that plants can be …

A Cow's Life: It Isn't All Clover

Review:<p><i>Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment,</i> by Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2015).<p>"Beef production is undermining the entire natural world--squeezing out wild animals, shredding ecosystems, …

Agriculture

Good Policy Gone Bad: How Nevada Killed Jobs And Clean Energy Competition

If you want a good example how bad government can kill good jobs and clean energy innovation, take a look at what’s happening in Nevada, where a decision by Governor Brian Sandoval’s appointees, pushed by NV Energy Inc., essentially killed the thriving local solar energy industry.<p>In December, Gov. …

HOW TO: grow your best spring garden yet

Did you create a food garden last spring and summer? Are you planning to do so again in the coming year? These long winter evenings are perfect for …

The Black Establishment Chooses Clinton

But that doesn’t tell us much about what black voters will do.<p>Iowa and New Hampshire were sorting-hats for both the Democratic and Republican races, …

The Republican Party May Be Failing

What “The Party Decides” could get wrong about Donald Trump and the GOP.<p>“The Party Decides,” the 2008 book by the political scientists Marty Cohen, …

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

Meditation

7 Steps to Building a Compost Heap

Been thinking about composting? It can make or break your garden. Compost is decomposed organic matter that helps soil hold water, controls erosion, protects plants against disease, lures soil-enriching earthworms, and ferries minerals from the subsoil. Here, we break down the seven-step process on …

Composting

Ukraine Exposes Globalism's Flawed Premise

The crisis in Ukraine has done more than expose weaknesses in regional security and international air safety arrangements. It has exposed fundamental flaws in the bedrock assumptions underlying that secular faith known as globalization.<p>George Ball, liberal State Department and Wall Street …

Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on …

Drug courts, meant to aid addicts, now a battlefield of pot politics

Attorney David West can't pinpoint precisely when he started to sour on the rapid expansion of drug courts — but the karate episode stands out.<p>West, a criminal defense lawyer in the Atlanta area, was representing a client busted in a town north of the city for possession of pot. Faced with the …

Arkansas Is Next Battleground For Citizens United Constitutional Amendment

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of national and state government reform groups announced on Thursday that Arkansas is the next battleground in the fight for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.<p>The groups Common Cause, Public Citizen, Free Speech for …

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There's A New Study That Says Welfare Pays Better Than Work — Here's Why It's Total Nonsense

They add up benefits available through eight programs to a low-income woman with two children, and find total benefit values well in excess of full-time minimum wage work, or even, in some states, middle-skill work.<p>The study is called "The Welfare-Versus-Work Tradeoff," and it's meant to show why …

Income Inequality

True Tales Of The War On Drugs

<b>Up here in the Commonwealth</b> (God save it!), we've been keeping a close eye on the curious case of Annie Dookhan, Drug Avenger. Dookhan was a chemist in a laboratory in the state Department Of Public Health. Her special interest was in handling evidence for police and prosecutors involved in drug …

Chris Christie Is Massively Successful, And People Are Totally Wrong About Why

In Hayes' telling, this was a dizzying left-right-center dance to appeal to all parts of the electorate at once while concealing his true political ideology.<p>But really, Christie was just doing what moderates do: sometimes they please the left and sometimes they don't. And they pick shots wisely, …

The Pentagon Wants To Sell $2.7 Billion In Weapons To A Country On The Verge Of Collapse

The weapons deal would include 681 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and 40 truck-mounted launchers, as well as three Hawk anti-aircraft batteries with 216 Hawk missiles, according to Agence France Presse.<p>The sale is primarily viewed as a way to support a possible no-fly zone in Iraq, though it would …

Middle East

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.<p>Although …

DEA reportedly covering up its use of NSA surveillance data to prosecute Americans

Lies and blurred lines may be compromising justice at home<p>Despite assurances from top intelligence officials that the National Security Agency only conducts certain surveillance operations to pursue suspected terrorists, a report from <i>Reuters</i> alleges that a secretive Drug Enforcement Administration …

U.S. rugby team mounts comeback victory over Canada in Pacific Nations

The Canadian rugby team started its game against the United States the way it wanted to with a strong first half. The second half, however, was a different story.<p>Brett Thompson scored a try in the 68th minute and Chris Wyles got a successful conversion to lead the U.S. to a 38-35 comeback win over …