At the 2012 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Moving Agriculture Forward” in Arlington, VA, held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7 former Secretaries of Agriculture sat on the plenary panel “Visions of the Future” hosted by current Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Congressman Mike Espy (MS) speaks out during the panel discussions. USDA photo by Robert Nichols
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Mississippi Campaign Heats Up After ‘Lynching’ Remark

NNPA NEWSWIRE — If Hyde-Smith’s [hanging] comment was an exaggerated expression of regard, many in the one-time civil rights hotbed — and many more from across the nation — didn’t see it that way. It not only ignited interest in the under-the-radar Senate race, it galvanized Mike Espy’s supporters. […read more]

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The King and Queen of Haiti

  (Politico) – Sunday, January 30, 2011. Two hundred thousand people occupied Egypt’s Tahrir Square, defying a military curfew to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Tunisia’s authoritarian leader had just been overthrown, unleashing a wave of anti-government protests from Yemen to Syria to Read More

National

30 years of US military attacks on other nations

[LAS VEGAS SUN] President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack another nation without robust international support or in direct defense of Americans, if the U.S. launches military action to punish Syria for alleged chemical weapons attacks against its Read More

Politics

Bill Clinton Suggests Obama Risks Looking Like a “Wuss” and “Total Fool” on Syria

[Slate] Bill Clinton took part Tuesday night in a Q-and-A with Sen. John McCain at a semi-private event in New York City, where the former president offered some notably sharp criticism of President Obama’s handling of the ongoing war in Syria, specifically his reluctance to Read More