Van Politica launches from Iowa

I am excited to announce my new role as an editor of Van Politica. Read our inaugural story, about Iowa farmers’ views on the upcoming presidential elections, President Donald J. Trump’s (and his EPA’s) handling of the Renewable Fuel Standard and more. Look for more in coming weeks.  A man, a van, and a plan to report on American over […]

U.S. Announces 2nd Round of Financial Aid for Farmers Hit by Trade War

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it would plow $16 billion into financial assistance for farmers to help make up for financial losses from President Donald Trump’s trade tit-for-tat with China. “After China decided to renege on commitments they already made, [Trump] directed me immediately to implement a program,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Thursday in a […]

Tableau for Two at the McDonald’s in Winchester

I had known they existed, but I’d never met one before nor even seen one up close, at least not that I’ve known. There have been suspected sightings. And there had been conversations that I ended before they progressed far enough for me to tell, and I certainly wasn’t going to ask. Supposedly there are a lot of them. […]