Here’s the first thing to understand about federally subsidized crop insurance: In an era when direct payments to farmers are increasingly difficult to justify, crop-insurance subsidies are becoming the main way in which public policy supports commodity crop farmers.
The farm bill negotiations tak...
WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about an Arizona immigration law, supporters of the crackdown set up an amp on the sidewalk in front of the court and belted out a tune:
“We’ve got illegals in the back yard
It’s time we claimed our borders once again
I think Ari...
WASHINGTON - In 1868, Horatio Seymour ran for president as the nominee of the Democratic Party, or the "white man's party," as it was called. The Democratic heartland in those days was the "reconstructed" South.
Last Friday's disappointing U.S. jobs numbers came as less of a surprise to Ben Bernanke than to many others. The Federal Reserve chairman had warned that the earlier pace of improvement in the labor market might tail off.