Links Today

Venezuela
Opposition to Loony Hugo in the form of a former general. (ht BTL)
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The Election
Great post title concerning how Dems are affected by Bush and Iran.

Wag the Dog in Reverse

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Mexico
Chiapas is in it deep. Deep water that is. And now mudslides. This article has us pledging $300,000. um Surely we can do a little better for a neighbor?
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Farm Bill
Apparently just like most urban dwellers, I never paid much attention to the farm bills passed. This year, “eaters” have become an interest. From a Thinking Reed:

There remains a chance that a better bill will be crafted when it comes to the Senate floor. Pollan is optimistic that business as usual is no longer a viable option. The way the subsidy system shapes American’s food choices has become apparent to a lot of people, and so have the deleterious effects those choices have on our health, the environment, and struggling farmers in poor parts of the world.

The actual article is worth a read if you get a chance.