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Social Media vs. Blogging

Social Media vs. Blogging

One of the great things about moving our studios to The Ohio State University a couple of years ago is the unprecedented access we have to the University, and likewise that friends and guests have to us. We’re often asked to host student groups like the Ohio Pork Youth Leadership Institute last month, and today […]

Right Angles for the First Monday of August

Right Angles for the First Monday of August

I’m sitting in class at The Ohio State University, chatting about social media in the overall scope of an integrated marketing plan. On the school front, I’ve officially challenged my first grade in Biology 102 (the class I wrote about in last week’s column) that I suspect may have been a little lower than earned […]

An Inconvenient Truth About Education

An Inconvenient Truth About Education

Some months ago, I shared that I’ve returned to The Ohio State University to complete my undergraduate studies. Two quarters into the process, I’m thoroughly enjoying myself, even as the extra work provides many new challenges in balancing my personal, professional, and now educational responsibilities. This summer quarter, far from reveling in a slower academic […]

Changing the Electoral College is About Disenfranchising Rural Voters

Changing the Electoral College is About Disenfranchising Rural Voters

Not every rural state is a “red state,” and vice-versa. Even so, there is a strong correlation between red state sensibilities and America’s Heartland; in other words, those rural states know as “fly-over country.” As Real Clear Politics reports, lefties are trying to alter the Electoral College to disenfranchise these very states.   To understand what […]

The End of British Democracy As We Know It?

The End of British Democracy As We Know It?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann have a great piece over at TownHall on the downfall of British Parliamentary Democracy. Morris is one of my favorite pundits, and he and McGann’s take on this is spot on. Great Britain is fascinating to me; besides being our country’s ancestral progenitor, I’ve been watching the series Monarchy: The Royal Family […]

My Weekly Column: Kill the DISCLOSE Act

My Weekly Column: Kill the DISCLOSE Act

Editor’s Note: I wrote this column last week prior to the announcement of a compromise between HSUS and Ohio farm groups. More on that in this week’s column Thursday…   What do HSUS, labor unions, and the NRA have in common? If you said “not a whole lot,” you’re right on their principles, but wrong […]

Two Beef Articles for You to Chew Over

Two Beef Articles for You to Chew Over

The first is a well-reasoned piece on the decision by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to suspend discussions on its proposed governance restructuring. As I’ve said in the past, critics of this proposal are missing the big picture, and as Beef magazine writer Troy Marshall puts it, “It’s way past time that we demand more and […]

Vilsack's Says Production Agriculture is Unsustainable

Vilsack’s Says Production Agriculture is Unsustainable

Secretary Vilsack Still Doesn’t Get It… This week the Secretary of Agriculture hosted his highly touted “National Summit on Rural America,” what I’ve been describing as a USDA “field trip” to Missouri. Vilsack loaded up his top brass and hosted their own echo chamber on what’s wrong with Rural America, and how this USDA Administration is […]