The trial of raw milk farmer Vernon Hershberger, due to begin Monday in Baraboo, WI, is becoming not just a big legal and political event, but a big media event as well.
When I first heard about the Boston Marathon bombing, I assumed it was likely a case of domestic terrorism.
I go away for a week and what happens? All hell breaks loose in my home of Boston and environs, and it becomes the news center of the world as a horrible example of urban terrorism in action.
I’ve long wanted to visit China before the new completely overwhelms the old.
I was watching President Obama at his press conference yesterday trying to explain why it is that every time there is talk about measures to reign in firearms, thousands of people rush out and stock up on guns and ammo.
A year ago I summarized the key themes for 2011 as "rising shock events" and "rising stress levels," thanks to highly public raids on food clubs and farms.
It has been a very difficult few days. The Newtown, Connecticut, murders hit hard, at a time when it seems as if we should be hardened to incidents of random violence.
Media people love juicy data suggesting an untended-to crisis, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has the perfect juicy data for anyone wanting to write about the supposed crisis in food safety.