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  • Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate

    Rethinking the food vs. fuel debate
    This year's drought, along with recent news reports of the lowest corn yield in 17 years, has rekindled the food vs. fuel debate — and, for good reasons. When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007, an ambitious schedule for incorporating ethanol into the nation's fuel supply known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was established. Though ethanol was sold as a way to make our energy supply more secure, little consideration was given to what every farmer knows: Mother Nature can be fickle, as this year's drought proves.
  • Medicaid expansion is the final battle in war over Obamacare

    The final battles of any war often are the bloodiest. They're waged by the last holdouts, dead-enders desperate to prove to themselves and their dwindling followers that their efforts were not in vain. The final battle of the war over the Affordable...

    New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats

    WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...

    At least 12 killed in tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma

    At least 12 killed in tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma
    Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma and wiping out entire neighborhoods of homes, according to officials, as rescue workers searched in darkness for survivors. An aide...

    Toll from deadly weather increases to 16 in three states

    VILONIA, Arkansas -- Rescuers continued to move through parts of Arkansas on Monday seeking survivors of a deadly tornado that tore through the region, killing at least 16 in three states and injuring dozens. [Updated, 10:27 a.m. PDT April 28: The...